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Blackburn, England. 

President Federation Internationale de Football Association. 


Pawtucket, R. I. 

President United States Football Association, Seasons 1915-16-17. 

Hon. Secretary United States Football Association. 

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l^oreword 3 

All-America Tour of Norway and Sweden. 4 

An Apprecation from Sweden 15 

Federation Internationale de Football 

Association 16 

United States Football Association- 
Third Annual Meeting 18 

Annual Report of the President 28 

Annual Report of the Secretary 31 

Annual Report of the Treasurer 42 

Annual Banquet 42 

National Challenge Cup Final, 1915-16 43 

Bethlehem Football Club 45 

Work and Needs of the U.S.F.A 47 

United States Referees' Union 49 

Collegiate Soccer 50 

American Football Association Cup Com- 
petition, 1915-16 54 

New York Footballers' Protective Asso- 
ciation 56 

Allied American Football Association of 

Philadelphia 58 

Allied Amateur Cup Competition 59 

Review of Soccer Activities, 1915-16. 
Northern Massachusetts and New Hamp- 
shire 60 

Southern New England 61 

Southern New England Football Asso- 
ciation 62 

Boston and District League 63 

Boston Referees' Association 63 

Joe Booth— Connecticut's "Live Wire". 64 

Connecticut State Association 64 

Connecticut State League 65 

Connecticut Referees' Association 65 

Connecticut Amateur League 65 

Bridgeport City Club 66 

Bridgeport Junior League 66 

Bridgeport Schoolboys' League 66 

•Rhode Island League..... 67 

AVilliams Challenge Cup Competition... 68 

IJhode Island Junior League 68 

Providence and District League 69 

Rochester and District 69 

New Tork City and Vicinity 70 

Field Club Soccer League 71 

Saturday Amateur Soccer League 72 

National Association Football League... 73 

Brooklyn Celtic Football Club 73 

P.S.A.L, of New York City 73 

New York Park Playgrounds 74 

Greenville Field Club, Jersey City 75 

Review of Soccer Activities (Continued)- 

West Hudsons, Harrison, N. J 75 

Babcock & Wilcox Club 76 

Manufacturers' League, Newark, N. J.. 76 

Audubon A. A. Club, Camden, N. J 77 

Referees' Association of Philadelphia... 77 
Football Association of Eastern Penn- 
sylvania and District 77 

American League of Philadelphia 79 

Pittsburgh and District League 79 

Pittsburgh Press League 80 

Pittsburgh District vs. Press League... 81 

Pittsburgh Public Schools 82 

Blue Mountain League 82 

Western Pennsylvania State Cup Com- 
petition 83 

Public Athletic League, Baltimore, Md. 83 
Baltimore County School Section Cham- 
pionship 85 

Soccer Football in Ohio 85 

Cleveland and District 85 

Cleveland Association Football Club 86 

Football in and About Chicago 86 

Chicago Americans Football Club 88 

Michigan State League 89 

Detroit Public Schools 89 

Wisconsin State Association 90 

Milwaukee Soccer League 90 

Lake Shore League 91 

Soccer in St. Louis 91 

Professional Soccer in St. Louis 91 

Ben Miller Soccer Team 92 

St. Louis Municipal League 93 

Kansas City and Vicinity 94 

Soccer Football in Colorado...' 95 

Soccer Football in the Pacific North- 
west 96 

Soccer Football in the Tacoma Public 

Schools 96 

Soccer Football in California 98 

Olympic Club, San Francisco 100 

Barbarian Club, San Francisco 100 

Argonaut Club, San Francisco 101 

Southern California Soccer League 101 

Soccer in Los Angeles 101 

Grammar Schools of Los Angeles 102 

Soccer in Texas 102 

Soccer Football in Canada 103 

Soccer Football in the United Kingdom... 105 

Laws of the Game 113 

Definitions of Terms 134 

Advice to Young Players and How to Act 
iu Case of Accident. .. «■..'. •«•• 135 



JAN -4 I9i7 

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Though the Guide is a little late in making its appearance this season, the 
">• reason therefor is a perfectly legitimate one. It was held back primarily 
J^that its readers might find out all about the trip of America's first inter- 
national team, the one which covered itself with glory In Scandinavia in the 
late summer. The Editor of the Guide was honored by being placed in 
charge of the trip by the National and International Games Committee of the 
United States Football Association, under the auspices of which, as a matter 
of course and of football law, the trip was arranged. The rush of matters 
which piled up during the absence of the Editor naturally brought about the 
delay in the appearance of this volume. 

Late as it is, however, it is not too late for the Editor to congratulate 
association football enthusiasts the country over on the wonderful progress 
the sport is making. It is beyond question the fastest growing sport in the 
country, its adoption in the public schools, in the United States Army and 
on the municipal recreation grounds all over the United States being a great 
tribute to its worth both as an athletic exercise and as a spectacle. 

In this latter aspect it stands close to the top of the list of athletic games. 
It is a game easy to understand, easy for the novice to play, and beautiful 
when developed to the limit of its possibilities by the expert. There is not 
an athletic director in any educational institution in the country who is not 
ready to commend it, and it is a game which never fails to catch and hold 
the interest of the casual spectator without a partisan interest in the for- 
tunes of one or the other of two contending teams, and this is the highest 
tribute that can be paid to any game from the spectacular point of view. 

The Editor also wishes to take this occasion to thank the United States 
Football Association for the wonderful work it has done to foster interest in 
the sport and to bring its organization and government to a proper basis. 

The National Challenge Cup Competition is the main feature in developing 
this interest and it has proven a wonderful success. It has given to soccer 
the one great thing it needed, a national championship title which could not 
be questioned. The contest for this trophy last year was brilliant, and the 
final success of the Bethlehem Steel Company F.C. was achieved only after 
a terrific struggle, which involved a tie in the semi-final with the Pullmans, 
played in Chicago, and a play-off in Bethlehem, where the home team won 
after a tremendous battle. Then came the final between Bethlehem and the 
Fall River Rovers, played at Pawtucket, R. I., before the largest crowd that 
./^ ever attended an association football match in the United States. A splendid 
entry has been made for this same trophy for 1916-17, and an even more 
successful season is certain. 

In submitting this issue of the Guide to the soccer public, therefore, the 

s. Editor feels that the work which has been done by the enthusiasts in the 

game has been crowned with a great success and that the brilliant future of 

soccer is assured. _ 

Thd Editob. 


The All-America Team Tour of Norway 
and Sweden 

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While many panegyrics have been written and uttered as to the tremendous 
growth In public favor of soccer football under the direction and control of 
th6 United States Football Association, the most solid proof of this great 
progress rests in the wonderful success of the trip of the American team to 
Scandinavia, under the direction of Mr. Thomas W. Cahill, Hon. Secretary 
of the United States Football Association. 

The tour began July 26, when the team sailed from Hoboken, and ended 
September 19, when the tourists, flushed with the pride of success and filled 
with memories of the most pleasant experience of their careers, landed at 
their port of departure. 

It was a courageous venture for the Americans to undertake such a trip 
In war times, with a hurriedly picked team which had had no opportunity 
whatever to play together, to meet teams that have been able to hold their 
own with, and even to defeat, the best teams that could be turned out by 
Great Britain, the mother of the game. Incidentally, the Swedish combina- 
tion team defeated at Stockholm by the American team, 2 goals to 1, since 
has defeated the crack Denmark Federation team, 4 to 0. The Danes In their 
last meeting with one of England's strongest elevens — ^just before the war — 
defeated the Englishmen. 

The whole American-Scandinavian competition had its Inception In the 
brain of Mr. C. L. Komerup, Hon. Secretary of the Swedish National Gym^ 
nastic and Sporting Association and Vice-President of the Federation Inter- 
nationale de Football Association. Under date of February 11, 1916, he wrote 
to Secretary Cahill, to thank him for a copy of Spalding's OflScial Soccer 
Football Guide which Mr. Cahill had sent him. In his letter, Mr. Komerup 
said the thought had occurred to him that it would be a good thing if the 
United States could send a team to Sweden to try conclusions with the 
Scandinavians on their native heath. 

The idea Immediately impressed Mr. Cahill as a splendid one and he wrote 
to Mr. Komerup to that effect. He likewise took up the subject with Chair- 
man Douglas Stewart of the National and International Games Committee 
of the United States Football Association and other men prominent in the 
affairs of that body. The idea took root and grew rapidly, and there was a 
hurried correspondence between Messrs. Cahill and Komerup, mainly by cable, 
so that the matter soon was in such shape that the National and International 
Games Committee of the U.S.F.A. was able to go before the annual meeting 
of the association In Philadelphia on May 29, 1916, and ask formal approval 
and consent for the enterprise, which were readily obtained. 

After the arrangement of guarantees, between Messrs. Cahill and Komerup, 
the next matter was the choosing of a team. Like every other move in the 
whole matter, this, too, had to be done hastily, and proved a difficult task. 
It was hard to obtain the consent of some of the players desired to make the 
trip. Far distant sections wanted to be represented, but there was no time 
to arrange for preliminary tryouts, and, In the end, the selection of the team 
had to be left to the knowledge and experience of the members of the 
National and Intemational Games Committee. It Is a splendid tribute to the 
Judgment of these men that It since has been said by experts that it is doubt- 
ful if a team better than the one chosen tumed out to be. could possibly have 
been selected. The All-America team comprised the following players : 


Nome. City. Position. 

George TiNTLB ..Harrison, N. J Goal 

James M. Robertson New York City Right f ull-bacl£ 

C. H, Spalding Philadelpliia, Pa. Left full-back 

Thomas Murray Philadelphia, Pa Right half-back 

Neil G. Clarke South Bethlehem, Pa Center half-back 

Albert Blakey Philadelphia, Pa Left half-back 

James Ford Kearny. N. J Outside right 

Thomas Swords (Captain) . , Fall River, Massi Inside right 

John J. Heminsley Newark, N. J Center forward 

Matthew B. Diederichsen . . St. Louis. Mo Inside left 

Habrt Cooper Newark, N. J Outside left 


Clarence Smith Baiyonne. N. J Half-back, full-back, goal 

Walter L. Burgin Philadelphia, Pa Forward 

Charles H. Ellis Brooklyn, N. Y Forward or half-back 

The team of fourteen players, Trainer Harry A. Davenport of Newark, 
N. J., and Manager and TJ.S.F.A. Representative Thomas W. Cahill of New 
York City sailed from Hoboken on the Frederick VIII of the Scandinavia- 
America line on the afternoon of July 26. So dubious were American fol- 
lowers of soccer generally as to the outcome of the enterprise, that hardly a 
handful of enthusiasts gathered at the pier to bid the team good-bye and 
wish it luck. Many telegrams of Godspeed, however, were received by the 
departing tourists. 

On Thursday, July 27, their first day out, they had their first meeting. 
The players assembled at 10' a. m. Mr. J. S. Edstrom of Stockholm, Sweden, 
Vice-President of the Swedish Olympic Committee, who chanced to be a 
fellow passenger, was invited into the meeting and as a matter of courtesy 
was made chairman. 

The routine of the meeting consisted of reading to the players all corre- 
spondence in connection with the tour, this being done to fully post the play- 
ers concerning the conditions under which the tour was conducted. 

Then Mr, Edstrom addressed the players briefly, advising them of the 
standard of soccer in Sweden. He informed them of the frame of mind of 
the people of Scandinavia with reference to the Great War and urged them 
to observe the strictest neutrality in their conduct and speech. 

The election of a captain of the team was called for, and the following 
■were nominated : Thomas Swords, Harry Cooper and Neil G. Clarke. The 
ballot resulted as follows : Swords, 6 ; Cooper, 5 ; Clarke, 4 ; total votes 
cast 15, 

Mr, Swords then thanked his fellow players for the honor and informed 
them that he intended to be a team captain in reality as well as in name. 
He declared that he would require strict discipline as to training. 

Trainer Davenport explained the system he would follow and told the 
players of the co-operation he would expect from them in the matter of 
keeping In condition. 

The following paraphernalia was taken along for training purposes : For 
use on deck — One 11-lb. medicine ball, one set boxing gloves, seven skipping 
ropes with handles, one-half dozen tennis balls. For use on land — Three 
Olympic soccer balls, three dozen National League base balls, one catcher's 
mitt, one catcher's m^ask, one body protector, nine infielders' and outfielders' 
gloves, one first baseman's mitt, one set of bases, nine bats. 

The daily training routine consisted of deck walking from 6 :30 to 7 a. m,, 
before breakfast. At 10i:30' a. m, calisthenics, body exercises, rope skipping, 
boxing and hand tennis. This programme was followed out until arrival at 
Christiania on August 7, the Frederick VIII having laid over thirty-eight 
hours at Kirkwall. 

At Christiania the tourists were met by a committee consisting of Erik 
Bergvall and Anton Johanson, Secretary of the Swedish Football Association, 
who escorted them to the Progner Sactern for their first meal in Scandinavia. 
The balance of the aifternoon, was passed in. sightseeing and at 7 p. m. the 


team left for Stockholm, where they arrived at 7 a, m. on Tuesday, August 8. 
They were quartered in Stockholm at the Strand Hotel, one of the finest ia 
all Scandinavia, and here they were afforded every accommodaition. Every- 
thing possible was done to make them comfortable and their stay pleasant. 

Arriving in Stockholm, still under the cheerful and wonderfully competent 
guidance of Mr. Edstrom, the first function arranged for the visitors was a 
great banquet at the Strand Hotel on the night of August 11. All of the 
American party attended, and among the other prominent guests were Messrs. 
Komerup, who acted as toastmaster ; Mr. Edstrom ; Anton, Johanson, Secre- 
tary of the Swedish Football Assciation, which arranged the banquet ; Captain 
H, J. Orth, director of the Stadium; Director Ruben Gelbord, and Captain 

After a splendid menu had been disposed of Mr. Edstrom proposed a toast 
to Mr. Cahill. The toast was made in a pretty and witty speech, to which 
Mr. Cahill responded in kind. 

Toastmaster Komerup then delivered the following speech of welcome to 
the American team : 


"Since the political cloud that cast its terrible shadow over Europe In July, 
1914, and a few weeks later burst in all its force, enveloping nearly the 
whole world in war, much has happened both in the various conflicting coun- 
tries and in neutral lands. During these two years the hand of discord has 
held its sway and the angel of death has reaped the richest of harvests. 

"Had things progressed as we had all expected and hoped, the nations of 
the world would just now have been assembled in Berlin in friendly rivalry 
under the pacifying influence of sport. Amid all the horror of the past and 
the sorrow of the present your visit to us from America comes as a ray 
of welcome sunshine and bids us to take new courage, for Is this not the 
first occasion that ai party of football sportsmen has dared the trials of an 
Atlantic voyage to encounter their Swedish comrades on the football ground 
in our stadium, whose walls in 1912 rang to the cheers of an assembled inter- 
national brotherhood? Gentlemen, I take at once this opportunity to con- 
gratulate you on the enterprise you have shown and ourselves on the honor 
of the occasion ! 

"We realize perfectly well that our American friends upon receiving our 
invitation have had only one point in view : 'When Sweden has asked us to 
come over, we must do every possible thing to be able to accept their invi- 
tation.' I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Cahill and all his friends for 
eliminating all the difficulties in their way. 

"Now, gentlemen, there Is a financial side to this visit, too, and a very 
important point it is. I don't think I am letting the cat out of the box when 
I tell you, that without the financial support of 'Dagens Nyheter' — our 'Dally 
News' — it would have been Impossible for us to have realized our hopes. This 
Journal has on several previous occasions come to our assistance and has 
always shown the greatest sympathy In all our undertakings. I am quite 
sure that our American friends will join with us in expressing our gratitude 
to 'Dagens Nyheter' for what they have done. 

"Apart from the intrinsic value of international competitions In all branches 
of sport, it Is my confirmed belief that any match played on foreign ground 
brings nearer the day when nations will better understand each other — 
become friends — individual meet Individual — misunderstandings disappear — the 
hand of friendship and good will be stretched forward and honestly grasped. 

"The ties of kinship that already unite Sweden and the great United States 
of America In the West are very great. Hundreds of thousands of our coun- 
trymen have found homes on your shores and a fusion of your blood and 
ours is today doing good work in various fields of activity. 
' "We receive you as brothers, we regard you as friends, and we look forward 
to the day when you will come back to us, either to reap further laurels on 
the sporting fields of Sweden or to further in some way or other the mutual 
interests of our peoples. 

"With these few words I desire to welcome you to this country and to Its 
capital town, hoping that your visit here will be of such a nature that you 


can return home to the Industrial cities and prairies of America with pleasant 
reminiscences of your stay in Sweden during the red war year of 1916 

"On behalf of the Swedish Football Associatioa and all Swedish sportsmen 
I wish you welcome and lift my glass in your honor!" 

Mr. Cahill responded on behalf of the Americans as follows: 

"Gentlemen, if you find any evidence of undue pride in what I say to 
you, I would lilse to ask your consideration. I do not know just how It will 
strike you people, but to me it seems that our United States Football Asso- 
ciation has some reason to be proud of its achievements. Here we are in 
only the third year of our national existence in the world domain of associa- 
tion football, sending a team for a series of games in this far country. But 
I must not let my pride in our accomplishment in any way dim our great 
sense of appreciation of the kindness with which we have been greeted In 
your hospitable country, nor of the fact that the first thought of this tour 
came to Mr. Komerup, and it was merely in pursuance of his suggestion and 
his invitation that we woke up to our opportunity, rushed our arrangements 
through and — here we are. 

"The thought of organizing a team to send abroad In these troubled times 
would not have occurred to us, because, being so far removed from the scene 
of strife, we did not think the great difficulties that existed could be over- 
come, but when we received Mr. Kornerup's challenge it put it up to us to 
get busy, and we did. 

"Gentlemen, it is my sincere hope that this visit of ours to your beautiful 
country is but the beginning of a series of international meetings on the fields 
of sport — not only of association football, but in every line of endeavor where 
the human element is the big, the decisive factor in attaining the result. This 
is the age of machinery, I know. We have machine-made everything and the 
long steel arm is everywhere driving out the arm of bone and flesh and blood 
in keeping pace with the ever-growing desires of mankind, but It takes a 
human mind to devise and a human hand to direct those inanimate but 
wonderfully effective servants of ours, and so the human element must be 
developed and conserved. And there is no way in which the needs of the 
human mind and the human body can be so well served, so prepared for their 
tasl?s, so recuperated after their accomplishment, as by athletic exercises. 
And of all athletic exercises — and I have been associated with many — I know* 
of none that better meets the requirements of mankind than association foot- 
ball. To succeed at the game requires an alert mind, an active body and a 
heart that never despairs, not only of success but of ultimate triumph. 

"It is a great sport, a grand pastime which you. over here in the Land of 
the Midnight Sun, as well as we, under the folds of the Stars and Stripes, are 
serving to the best of our ability. Furthermore, it Is the nearest approach 
to a universal sport which the world knows, and I have not the slightest 
doubt that even in such places as it has not yet gained a substantial footing, 
it will soon prove itself and be nationally accepted. We have it on our great 
western continent from the line of eternal snows to the tropics north of the 
equator, and passing the tropics, we find it again, from the other side of the 
equatorial belt as far south as civilization has made its lasting mark. And 
everywhere we find it played under the same rules, the same regulations and 
in the same spirit with which we find it played throughout Europe and in 
our own far western country. 

"Association football is not a new thing in the United States. We have 
played it for some three decades or more — I played it myself over thirty years 
ago, but it was not until we organized the United States Football Associa- 
tion that any serious and properly guided effort was ever made to nationalize 
the game by nationalizing its government. We had local associations all 
over the country, each doing as well as it could in its limited local sphere 
:>f influence, but no one of them co-operating with any other. It was to 
bring these various associations into one body where their energies, directed 
by one head, could be concentrated upon a common object and utilized with 
a common end in view that we organized our national body. And, gentlemen. 


I am not exaggerating in the slightest degree when I tell you that since our 
organization, the game has increased at least four-fold in popularity, in the 
number of its admirers and followers. 

"Though young in years, we feel proud of our progress, and we are fully 
alive to the importance of this tour as an. aid to us in our development. It 
has helped tremendously to direct national attention to our organization and 
to the game we serve so joyfully and so enthusiastically, and where we can 
get the public to study the game but a little while, we ask no more. Its 
beauties and its great uses are so obvious that the casual observer becomes an 
interested onlooker and the interested onlooker automatically develops jnto 
a veritable devotee, or a 'fan,' as we call them in the base ball slang ot the 
United States. Perhaps I ought to explain, to those of you who do not know 
the keen delight of a well contested base ball game, that 'fan' is a colloquial 
diminutive of 'fanatic' and the fact that base ball followers became so 
enthusiastic as to deserve the name of fanatics on the subject will give you 
an idea of just how enthusiastic the average American can become over a 
sporting contest. 

"Gentlemen, in conclusion permit me to renew my assurances of apprecia- 
tion of the many courtesies we have received in this country, both at the 
hands of the officers of the Swedish National Gymnastic and Athletic Associa- 
tion, the Swedish Football Association, its members and their friends, but 
from the people generally. And I wish to express this appreciation on behalf, 
not only of myself and of my associates on this trip, but on behalf of the 
United States Football Associa'tion and of the people of the United States. We 
know enough of you people over here to look for hospitality as a matter of 
course, but the cordial friendship which you shower upon us has affected us 
all deeply, and I will not rest content until we have had the opportunity to 
welcome a team from the Scandinavian states to our shores that we may 
reciprocate, in so far as it is possible for us to do so, the endless courtesy and 
kindness we have met since we set foot on your shores. 

"Gentlemen. I thank you." 

Both speeches were greeted with enthusiastic applause and at the con- 
clusion of the banquet Mr. Cahill, as the representative of the Americans, 
was picked out as the recipient of a rather strenuous honor they pay to 
people they like in Sweden, which in the vernacular is called "den hiss." 
Hiss is merely the Swedish word for "hoist," and the ceremony consisted 
in a half dozen Swedish giants seizing Mr. Cahill by arms and legs and 
three times tossing him to the high ceiling, but each time catching him before 
he could hit the floor. 

Wednesday, August 9, the tourists spent in sightseeing. 

Thursday, August 10, the team commenced training for the games in 
Stockholm. The mornings of the tenth, eleventh and twelfth were devoted to 
football and the afternoons to base ball. 

Sunday, August 1.3, the Americans continued sightseeing. 

Monday, August 14, the players indulged in their last preparatory practice, 
a light, short morning workout. Long walks filled out the day. 

"The letter of the day," which appeared in the Nordiskt Idrottsliv on 
August 15, 1916, the day of the first match participated in by the All-America 
team in Sweden, is presented herewith, as translated from that paper. While 
in the form of an open letter, it is a fair example of a great number of 
communications received by the American team' in the Scandinavian coun- 
tries. While the signature is a nom de plume, the writer of the following is 
known to be one of the foremost soccer authorities in. Sweden and is a famous 
player and captain of the Stockholm Tigrarna as well. 
To Mr. Cahill, Leader of American, Team, Strand Hotel, StocTcholm, Sweden: 

While apologizing to you for not complying with the laws of politeness and writ- 
ing to you in your own tongue, I only wish to add my unpretending greeting of 
^welcome to the many others that have been tendered you since you a week ago set 
foot on the platform of the Central Station, Stockholm. 

I have a special cause to rejoice over seeing you again, as in 1912 I had the pleas- 
ure of "discovering" you on the ball ground of Ostermalm, and by means of a 
photographer and "Dagens Nyheter" introduced you to the Swedish public and the 
international public also that was gathered then. 


Honorary Secretary Svensba Gymnastik Och Idrottsforeningarnas Riksforbimd and 
first Vice-President of the F.I.F.A. It was Mr. Kornerup wlio conceived the idea of 
having the Americans visit Scandinavia, who opened np the correspondence on the 
subject with Secretary Cahill of the U.S.F.A., who secured the guarantees for the 
visitors, suggested the Itinerary and started in motion all the machinery which made 
the tour the brilliant success it was. Throughout the visit of the Americans he was 
at all times the ideal host, and it was with genuine regret the American party bade 
him adieu when it sailed for home. 

Secretary Swedish Football Association — a veritable dynamo of soccer energy. It was 
his part to look after the schedule of games and to see that all preparations were 
made, both for the games and for the needs of the players on and off the field, and 
he discharged his numerous tasks with an energy, a thoroughness and savoir faire that 
made every one of the visitors his sworn friend. 

President of the laternational Amateur Athletic Federation and one of the best 
frSs of soccer and base ball in Sweden. He sailed from New York on the same 
sWn with the American team and made himself its guide, philosopher and friend, and 
^uTrdld its wflfare from the time it reached Scandinavia until it was aboard sup 
fg|[n on its wS home. The Americans are indebted to him deeply ^'^ th. onre 
he took of them. 

for the care 

1. Captain G Rubenson, "Leader" of the Stockholm Tigrarna (Tigers) which played 

.Mf fc tho socS/ent;M.HTX't- nfM'^'""- ?"'*^"^"" "i?^« ^^ 1"« speofaf busTness to look 
^.^ttr■r tlio entertainment of the visitors and jiiled up in the minds of thP Amer- 
uans a series of ovents which they will ever fondly remember 2 Walter G MoTan- 
der of Dagens Nyheter, the leading newspaper of Stockholm, to AVhom the America n 
Sai^rr?St5re^o=r'^'^ ^--^-^^^^^^ -^ -^-- .portsmrnX^anVf^atrTera 


"We have not forgotten you here at home since then. The Swede always sympa- 
thizes with the lone strong man who starts out on a three thousand mile journey in 
order to gain sanction among not altogether too friendly football men from all the 
corners of the world, for the organization, for the existence of which all the praise 
falls on the name Cahill, namely, American Amateur Football Association, later 
United States Football Association, 

This is no empty praise, Mr. Cahill; it is a fact testified to by many witnesses 
worthy of credence. "He is the man who made American soccer football," your 
traveling companions say, and look so serious as these happy people are able to. 
And for this reason it is strictly in place that you are the one who leads and gov- 
erns the fate of the American football players the first time they cross the Great 
Water in order to fight against the StoclJholm Tigers and other equally wild beasts 
in the classic jungle of the Stadion. 

I know one thing: you will be terribly nervous when, on Tuesday night, you are 
sitting in your reserved seat in the Stadion and see how the undersigned is tossing 
the coin with Mr. Swords in order to choose sides. You will probably see in per- 
spective a terrible defeat which will make your countrymen at home furious and 
make them turn their mind away from soccer to base ball, college football, and 
other fine things you have over in the U. S. A. In such a case you ought to have 
Mr. Davenport at your side. If anybody can give consolation, he is the one to do it. 
He is just as sure that the Americans will win as I am that every Swede is going 
to strain himself like the devil to prevent them from doing it. 

There is another thing I know, and that is that the match is going to be a hard 
one, but for all — gentlemanly. That much I have been able to figure out during the 
few days I have been together with you and "the boys." 

Therefore I bid you good-bye until to-night, and I am sorry that I cannot at the 
same time say "good luck" to you. If I did it would be with my lips, for my heart 
desires that the Swedes shall win. Yours sincerely, 


Tuesday, August 15, at 7 p. m., the All-America team played its first game 
of the Stockholm series in the Olympic Stadium. The attraction was All- 
America vs. Stockholm Tigrama, and the attendance was approximately 20,000, 
paid. The game resulted in a 1 — 1 tie. King Gustaf V occupied the royal 
box and during the half time sent for Mr. Cahill and in a brief address 
thanked the U.S.F.A.. through him, for sending the team over, complimented 
the association on its enterprise and daring in sending abroad an athletic 
team during war time and dilated upon the increased good fellowship between 
the United States and Sweden which, he said, would result from the soccer 
competition. Mr. Cahill responded, thanking the King for his expressions and 
voicing an appreciation of the attitude of the Swedish people toward the team. 

The line-up : 

Stockholm Tigrarna (1). Positions. All-America (1). 

H. Almkvist Goal George Tintle 

T. Husen (captain) Right back James M. Robertson 

H. Pettersson Left back C. H. Spalding 

G. Karlseon Right half-back Thomas Murray 

S. Petersen Center half-back Neil G. Clarke 

Verner Karlsson Left half-back Albert Blakey 

A. Sellin Outside right James Ford 

T. Levin Inside right Thomas Swords (captain) 

R. Gunnarsson Center forward John J. Heminsley 

O. Dahlstrom Inside left Mat B. Diedrichsen 

B. Karlson Outside left Harry Cooper 

Referee— H. Vestergaard, Copenhagen, Denmark. Linesmen— E. Larsson, Stockholm; 

Clarence Smith, U. S. A. Goals— Heminsley 1, R. Gunnarsson 1. Time of game— 1 hour 
and 30 minutes. 

After this game a banquet was tendered the tourists at Berns Gardens. A 
warm welcome was extended, and many of the prominent officials of Stock- 
holm, the members of both teams and followers of the sport were in attend- 
ance. A silver cup was presented to Mr. Cahill and he and the players were 
made life members of the Tigrarna Fotbollklubben. 

On Thursday. August 17. on invitation of Edwin Johnson, president of the 
Vasteras Base Ball Club, and Mr. Edstrom. the team journeyed to Vasteras, 
Sweden, for an exhibition base ball game against Vasteras. It resulted in a 
21 — 15 victory for the American team, although at the end of the third 


inning the game was so one-sided that the players were redistributed so at 
to give Vasteras several of the Americans. The score : 

Heminsley, ss 6 3 5 15 5 B. FernstrOm, lb 4 2 3 < 

Diederichsen, lb 6 4 6 4 4 2 Axell, 2b 4 2 3 4 1' 

Swords, rf 3 1 3 Johanson, ss 4 1 3 3 1 < 

Malmstrom, cf 3 2 2 3 Oskarson, 3b 4 4 2 ( 

Spalding, cf 3 13 10 Svensson, If 2 2 2 0' 

Lonnkvist, rf 3 2 10 Wallen, If i 1 1 

Cooper, If 6 2 3 1 1 Malmstrom, cf 2 1 2 ' 

Burgln, 3b 6 2 2 2 Spalding, p 2 1 2 3 8 

Blakey, 2b 6 2 4 5 Nygren, rf 2 2 

Tintle, c 5 3 3 5 1 7 Swords, c 1 4 1 

Ford, p 5 4 5 12 2 Nygren, rf 2 

Larson, p 2 10 6 

Lonnkvist, c 2 1 1 3 5 

Larson, cf 10 10 

Totals 52 26 37 2113 18 Totals 33 14 212112 16 

Score by innings: 

U. S. A 2 4 10 2 1 4 3—26 

Vasteras 3 15 3 2-14 

Two-base hits— Spalding 4, Cooper 2, Heminsley, Diederichsen 3, Swords, Burgin, 
Blakey 3, Axell, Oskarson, Larson. Three-base hits — Tintle 3, Svensson. Home run— 
Blakey. Stolen bases— Ford 4, Spalding 4, Heminsley 2, Diederichsen, Swords, Malm- 
strom, Lbnnkvist 3, Oskarson. Earned runs— U. S. A. 16, Vasteras 4. Missed ground- 
ers— U. S. A. 8, Vasteras 5. First base on balls— Off Ford 2 (Swords). Struck cut- 
By Spalding 4 (Burgin, Cooper, Tintle, Malmstrom); by Ford (Lonnkvist). Pitching 
records— Off Larson: 26 hits, 16 runs in 3 Innings; off Spalding: 11 hits, 10 runs in 4 
innings. Left on bases— TJ. S. A. 4. Umpires— T. W. Cahill and C. Wersall 
Time — Ih. 32m. Attendance — 2,000. Game called by agreement. 

[Editor's Note— It will be seen plainly that the fielding was practically faultless 
and the pitching something at which to marvel. Incidentally, however, the Swedish 
scoring rules ol>viously are at variance with our oAvn. What in America go as "field- 
ers' choices" invariably were scored hits over there. Sacrifice hits and flies were not 
recorded, and it is evident that catchers and pitchers were given errors on passed 
balls and wild pitches, respectively, which, in our own country, are chalked up only 
as battery bobbles. Also, as the two games originally were scored, every trip to the 
plate counted at a time at bat and pitchers were given put-outs on strike-outs, but 
on these points the score was revised for the boxes presented herewith.] 

After the game the tourists were entertained by the citizens of Vasteras 
at Elba, a pretty island resort, where the United States base ball team was 
presented with a cup. 

On Friday, August 18, and the following day the Americans indulged in 
light practice and sightseeing. 

Sunday, August 20'. at 2 o'clocli, the All-America footballers, now back in 
Stockholm, met the Swedish Federationi team (All-Sweden) and scored a S-t-2 
victory. The game, which was considered the biggest and most important 
of the entire series, was played in a light mist, but 17.000 fans turned out. 
The Swedes would much rather have won this game than all of the others 
of the tour. It was t?ie match of the competition and the victory was a 
great triumph for American soccer. The line-up : 

Swedish Federation (2). Positions. All-America (3). 

F. Ruden, Djurgardens I.F Goal Tintle 

V. Lund, I.F.K., Goteborg Right back Robertson 

H. Svensson, I.F.K., Goteborg Left back Spalding 

R. Wicksell, Djurgardens I.F Right half-back Murray 

K. Tornkvist, I.F.K., Goteborg Center half-back Clarke 

Groth, Djurgardens I.F Left half-back Clarence Smith 

H. Magnusson, Orgryte Outside right Ford 

K. Schylander, I.F.K., Gotelwrg Inside right C. H. Ellis 

K. GustafsRon (capt.), Djnr. I.F. ...Center forward Heminsley 

E. Hjelm, I.F.K., Goteborg Inside left Swords (captain) 

J. Appelgren, Orgryte Outside left Cooper 

Refcee— H. Vestergaard, Copenhagen. Linesmen— A. Anderssen, Stockholm G. and 
S.A.; Walter L. Burgin, U. S. A. Goals— Cooper 1, Ellis i^ Spalding 1, Tornkvist 2. 
Time of game — 1 hour and 30 minutes. 


In the evening after thig momentous victory the American players were 
given a banquet at Hasselbackeni, at which representatives of all the various 
soccer organizations of Stockholm were in attendance. Speeches were made 
by the more prominent football people and a large and extremely beautiful 
trophy, a gold and silver filigree cup. was presented to the United States 
Football Association, through its secretary, Mr. Cahill. 
Monday, August 21. the Americans returned to sightseeing, 
Tuesday, August 22, the All-America tourists again played the Vasteras 
Base Ball Club, but this time at the Olympic Stadium. The Americans were 
divided between the teams at the start and the nine carrying the name of 
the U.S.F.A. won, 8 to 7, in ten innings. The Swedish King attended this 
game and was so interested that he had an interpreter explain the detailed 
play to him. The score : 

VASTERAS. AB. R. H. P. A. E. U. S. A. AB. R. H. PO. A. B. 

Axell, cf 5 12 10 Ford, p 5 12 2 4 2 

Larson, rf 5 Blakey, c 5 2 7 1 

Swords, p 5 11 2 6 3 Diederichsen, lb 4 2 1 16 1 9 

Ellis, 2b 5 112 2 2 Cooper, 2b 5 2 5 3 

Tintle, c 5 1 6 1 2 Hemlnsley, 3b 4 1 2 1 1 

Murray, If 5 110 1 Burgin, ss 5 110 4 3 

Johan3on, ss 5 2 3 12 2 Clarke, If 5 2 10 

Oskarson, 3b 5 2 2 4 1 Smith, cf 5 12 

B. Fernstrom, lb 5 3 10 2 2 Robertson, rf 5 5 

Totals 45 7 14 27*13 13 Totals 43 8 18 30 13 7 

•None out when winning run was scored. 

Score by Innings: 

Vasteras 200202100 0—7 

U. S. A 100300021 1—8 

Two-base hits — Ellis, Tintle, Heminsley, Ford. Stolen bases — Axell, Swords, Oskar- 
son 2, Fernstrom, Diederichsen 3, Cooper 2, Heminsley, Clarke, Smith 2, Robertson 2. 
Double play — Ford to Diederichsen to Cooper. Wild pitches — Swords 2. Earned runs — 
Vasteras 3, U. S. A. 3. Bases on balls— Off Swords 2 (Diederichsen, Heminsley); off 
Cooper 1 (Axell). Struck out— By Swords 5 (Ford, Blakey, Cooper, Smith 2); by 
Ford 7 (Axell 2, Larson, Swords 3, Tintle, Murray, Oskarson, Fernstrom). Left on 
bases— Vasteras 9, U. S. A. 10. Umpires— T. W. Cahill and C. Wersall. Time— Ih. 
25m. Attendance— 1,100. 

Wednesday, August 23, the team devoted to sightseeing. 

On Thursday, the 24tn, at 7 P. M., the All-America team met defeat for 
the first time, and, as it transpired, the only time, on the tour. A combina- 
tion team made up from^ the A.I,K. and Djurgardens I.F., the two strongest 
elevens of Stockholm, turned the trick, 3 goals to 0. The line-up: 

Combination team from A.I.K., 
Stockholm, and Djurgardens I.F., 
Stockholm (3). Positions. All-America (0). 

r. Ruden. Djurgardens I.F Goal Tintle 

Th. Malm, A.I.K Right back Robertson 

R. Wicksell, Djurgardens I.F Left back Spalding 

B. Lindstrom, A.I.K Right half-back Murray 

G. Ekberg, Djurgardens I.F Center half-back Clarke 

L. Groth, A.I.K Left half-back Blakey 

R. Bergstrom, A.I.K Outside right Ford 

V. Gunnarsson (capt.), A.I.K Inside right Ellis 

I. Svensson, A.I.K Center forward Heminsley 

S. Soderberg, Djurgardens I.F Inside left Swords (capt.) 

K. Karlstrand, Djurgardens I.F Outside left Diederichsen 

Referee— H. Vestergaard, Copenhagen. Linesmen— C. Smith, TJ. S. A.; B. Bergorlist, 
Stockholm. Goals— S. Soderberg 2, I. Svensson 1. Time of game— 1 hour and 30 

On the evening of the 24th the Stockholm Sporting Association tendered a 
banquet to the All-Americas, also at Hasselbacken, which was largely attended 
by soccer celebrities and the memhers of both the winning and losing teams 


of the day. Numorous speoches wore made, in one of which Mr. Cahill 
frankly admitted that for the first time during their visit the All-Americas 
had been outplayed. He said the tourists were proud to fall before such 
worthy and sportsmanlike opponents. With a pretty simile, Mr. Cahill likened 
the situation of the American eleven to that of a defeated boxer. He 
explained the meaning of the word "alibi" as an excuse given by a loser 
aimed to support a plea for a return match. Mr, Cahill insisted he was not 
"alibi-ing" in this instance, but expressed the belief that his team had grown 
stale, and pointed out that in each match up to that time his club had gone 
up against a fresh and a different team. 

In the end the Swedes granted the All-America team a return, match set 
for the finish of the regular tour. This displayed at its best advantage the, 
true character and siportsmanshin of the Swedish people. 

Through Mr. Cahill. a large loving cup, the gift of the Dagens Nj/7ieter,;\ 
was presented the U.S.F.A. A 

The evening was one of the most enjoyed by the Americans on the entire^ 
tour and went far to relieve the strain, which had been heavy, upon thel 
visiting athletes. i 

After this game Manager Cahill was convinced the team would do better| 
to leave the city, and the Swedish Association procured accommodations for,^ 
the Americans at a country place. The following day they left Stockholmj 
for Gothenburg and put up at Hotel Eggors and the next day moved into' 
quarters at the Hotel Hindas, a summer resort thirty-seven miles from 
Gothenburg, in the pineries and mountains. 

On Sunday, the 27th. in Gothenburg, the All-Americas played the Orgryte; 
Idrottssallskopf, winning 2 — 1. The line-up : 

Orgryte Idrottssallskopf, 
Gothenburg (1). Positions. All- America (2). 

J. Zander Goal Tintle 

Alb. Anderson Pdght back Robertson 

C. E. Lilienberg Left back Smith 

H. Wassberg Eight half-back Murray 

E. Johansson Center half-back Clarke 

A. Molin Left half-back Blakey 

H. Magnusson Outside right Ford 

A. Kristiansson Inside right Herainsley 

A. Zachrisson Center forward ElUs 

J. Clarsson Inside left Cooper 

J. Appelgren (capt.) Outside left Swords (capt.) 

Referee— P. Chr. Andersen, NoiT\-egian Football Association. Goals— Appelgren 1, 
fiUis 1, Swords 1. Time of game— 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

The only unpleasant Incident of the tour occurred after this game when 
ruflSans.'who on two other occasions had attacked the Manchester City (Eng- 
land) team and the Scottish Rangers, assaulted the American players and 
stoned them in the automobiles returning to their hotel. Fortunately there 
were no severe injuries. The King was Vexed at the incident and ordered a 
special commission to investigate and punish the offenders. The Swedish 
football officials apologized for the affair, for which they were in no wise to 
blame, and did everything possible to square matters with the Americans. 

The tourists passed the entire week at the Hindas, training lightly and 
recuperating from their hard series of matches. 

On Saturday, September 2, they returned to Gothenburg, en route to Chris- 
tianla, and were dined by the football association of that city at noon. 

The United States Football Association was presented with a trophy, in. 
the form of a mounted silver statue of a soccer player. The visiting players 
were given medals, and in speeches made by the mayor of the city and other 
prominent men regrets for the unpleasantness of the day were expressed 
feelingly. That afternoon the Americans left for Christianla, where they 
arrived that evening. 

Sunday. September 3, All-America and All-Norway played a 1 — 1 tie. 
After thirty-five minutes plaiyer Diederichsen was crippled and the All- 


Americas played with ten men only. During the second Tialf player Smith 
also was hurt and they finished the game with but nine men. The line-up : 

All-Norway (1). Positions. All-America (1). 

Ingolf Pedersen, Odd Goal Tintle 

Otto Aulie, Odd Right back Robertson 

Y. Tomros, Kvik Left back Spalding 

R. Smedvik, Frigg Right half-back Murray 

Per Haralsen, Odd Center half-back Clarke 

Gunnar Andersen (capt.), Lyn Left half-back Smith 

Rolf Aas, Mercantile Outside right Ford 

David Andersen, Frigg Inside right Heminsley 

H. Ditlev-Simonsen, Ready Center forward Ellis 

Kaare Engebretsen, Mercantile Inside left Diederichsen 

P. Helsing, Ready Outside left Swords (capt.) 

Referee— Ernst Albihn, Norrkoping, Sweden. linesmen— Arne "Wendelborg, Frigg, 
Norway; Harry Cooper, U. S. A. Goals— K. Engebretsen 1, Ellis 1. Time of game — 
1 hour and 30 minutes. 

In the evening, after this match, the visitors were banqueted by the Nor- 
fn^egian Football Association. It was a most enjoyable evening, in the course 
of which a football diploma was presented to the U.S.P.A., while the American 
players were given costly medals. 

On Monday, the 4'th, the team left for Stockholm, arriving Tuesday. On 
Wednesday they met and defeated. 2 — 1. the combination team which had 
won from them, 3 — 0. The lino-nps vv'ere the same as in the previous game. 
This same team since has defeated the All-Denmark eleven in a Federation 
competition participated in by Sweden also, and the importance of the victory 
of the Americans on this occasion needs no emphasis here. The line-up : 

Combination team from A.I.K., 
Stockholm, and Djurgardens I.F., 
Stockholm (1). Positions. All-America (2). 

P. Ruden, Djurgardens I.F Goal Tintle 

Th. Malm, A.I.K Right back Robertson 

R. Wicksell (capt.), Djurgardens I. F.. Left back Spalding 

B. Lindstrom, A.I.K Right half-back Cooper 

G. Ekberg, Djurgardens I.F Center half-b.ick Clarke 

L. Groth, A.I.K Left half-back Smith 

R. Bergstrom, A.I.K Outside riglit Ford 

V. Gunnarsson, A.I.K Inside right Heminsley 

I. Svensson, A.I.K Center forward Ellis 

S. Soderberg, Djurgardens I.F Inside left Swords (capt.) 

K. Karlstrand, Djurgardens I.F Outside left Burgin 

Referee — Ruben Gelbord, Stockholm. Linesmen — A. Blakey and A. Nilsson. Goals — 
Wicksell 1, Ford 2. Time of game — 1 hour and 30 minutes. 
With this game the tour ended officially. 

The summary of the scores of games participated in by All-America team 
on tour is as follows : 

, Goals. ^ 

Played. Won. Drawn. Lost. For. Against. Points. 

United States 6 3 2 19 9 8 

Stockholm Combination 2 1 1 4 2 3 

Norway (All-Norway) 1 1 1 1 1 

Tigrarna (Stockholm) 1 1 1 1 1 

Swedish Federation (All-Sweden) .1 1 2 8 

Orgryte, Gothenburg, Sweden .... 1 1 1 2 

U. S. A. goal scorers— Ellis 3, Ford 2, Heminsley 1, Spalding 1, Cooper 1, Swords 1. 

In the evening, after the last game, the All-Americas were guests of honor 
at a huge affair at which Swedish soccer notables were in great number. The 
Swedish Football Association presented the players with statues and cups, 
while Mr. Cahill was presented with a bronze figure of a football player. 
Mr. Anton Johanson was made the recipient from the overseas visitors of a 
gold watch as a token of appreciation of the hospitable manner in which he 


had looked after them. The banquet was the occasion for general jollifica- 
tion, and regrets were expressed that the trip was not just commencing, 
rather than drawing to its finish. 

Among the many Scandinavian sportsmen Who contributed so greatly to 
the comfort and pleasure of the Americans, Messrs. C. L. Kornerup, J. S. 
Edstrom, Anton Johanson, Erik Bergvall, R. Gelbord, Ernie Hjertberg, Capt. 
G. Rubenson and Edwin Johnson were constantly and generously active. 
Recognition is also due to the splendid work of the men who acted as field 
officials In the various games. 

But the one big force which really made the trip possible was the Dagens 
Nyheter, the leading newspaper of Stockholm, especially in its treatment of 
sporting topics. It was this newspaper -which, when the trip was first sug- 
gested, immediately advocated it and guaranteed the Swedish Football Asso- 
ciation against loss if the Americans could be induced to come over. And 
its treatment of the visitors was marked by the same admiring enthusiasm 
Which seemed to be common to the whole of Sweden, and of Norway as well. 

The tourists left Stockholm Thursday evening for Christlania, where they 
arrived the next morning. They sailed by the steamship Oscar II that even- 
ing and arrived at Hoboken the morning of Tuesday, September 19. Friends 
of the returning tourists accorded them a warm welcome on their arrival on 
the native heath. 

Thus ended the first tour, and, too, the first international series in which 
an American soccer football team ever took part. It was a series of surprises 
from start to finish, and almost invariably the surprises were of the most 
pleasing nature. Most conspicuous of all the features of the trip was the 
wonderful playing of the American team. Every man chosen knew, when he 
left the United States, that he was face to face with a difiicult task, and a 
task In which his well wishers, while wishing him well, feared for the results. 

But how well the men who selected the team had buUded was soon appar- 
ent. The fidelity with which the men, every one of them, met every require- 
ment, every suggestion of trainer and manager, proved that the determina- 
tion to win was deeply sown in every heart. This spirit not only permeated 
every member of the group, but seemed to feed and grow on itself, so that 
by the time Sweden was reached, every man in the party had forgotten any 
fear he ever had as to the result. Every man knew then that the American 
team was going to win simply because, being an American team, it had to 
win for the honor of the United States Football Association and the glory of 
the flag to which they owed allegiance. 

The effect of all this was apparent as soon as the men got on the field. 
They had won their places on the team by fine work at home, but never in 
their experience in America did they play the wonderful football they showed 
on foreign fields. They seemed to be inspired with a skill and a courage 
that was almost beyond understanding. In every game the same thing was 
present, a common determination that every man must work for the common 
welfare, and this uniformity of intent, coupled with dashing enterprise and 
(wonderful speed at which the Swedish and Norwegian experts always mar- 
veled, made possible the result which no American expert had really dared to 
hope for before the series had begun. In passing and in combination work 
the Swedish and Norwegian teams were perhaps the masters of the Americans, 
but this advantage was swept aside and overturned by the dash and fire of 
the American play. 

To try to pick out individual members of the American team for separate 
praise would be as difficult as it would be unfair. Every man played a won- 
derful game and to say that any one contributed more* than another to the 
successful issue of the tour would be to say something untrue. It would not 
be possible to select a gamer, more exemplary team of football players 
than this. 

Through the liberality of their hosts, the tourists were able to liquidate 
every obligation incurred on the trip, so that the cost of the entire tour to 
the United States Football Association was nothing. 

Another outstanding feature of the trip was the high degree of sportsman- 
ship which prevailed throughout the tour. The Swedes and Norwegians are 
excellent sportsmen. They play a clean game, always fair, and they were 
met in the same spirit by the Americans. The result was a series of games 


unmarred by but one episode of tbe sort which is altogether too common on 
soccer fields in this country. The only outbreak on the whole trin hannened 
in Gothenburg, as has been told elsewhere in this article. 

Another memory which will always remain sweet in the minds of those 
who made the trip was the treatment accorded to every member of the party 
in a social way. There was nothing left undone to make the entertainment 
of the visitors as complete as the highest type of hospitality could sussest 
and when the party left Stockholm it seemed as though the whole of the 
capital city had turned out to bid their visitors farewell. The station was 
literally thronged and the scene and the chorus of good wishes shouted out 
left a memory in each mind that will endure forever. 


(The Swedish National Gymnastic and Sporting Association.) 

Patron, Bon. Secretary, 

H. M. The King. C. L. Kornerdp. 

President, President of the Executive Committee, 

II.R.H. The Crown Prince. j. g. Edstrom. 

T . ^^ ^ Stockholm, Sept. 20, 1916. 

John A. Fsrnley, Esq., 

President U.S.F.A., Central Falls, R. I., U. S. A. 

Dear Mr. President: 

It has for some time been on my mind to send you a word of thanks for 
what you have done to make the recent visit of American football sportsmen, 
the success it actually turned out to be, 

I rejoice together with my colleagues and thousands of interested sports- 
men, that the visit has been realized and trust and feel confident that our 
American friends returned home satisfied with their long overseas tour 
It is my belief that they have bridged the gulf and defeated distance. In the' 
future it is our hope that many similar visits will be undertaken and success- 
fully accomplished. 

We have seen the fresh, breezy rushes of your men and learned to admire 
them and their tactics on the football field, and to regard them as our 
^!?^^°^^'i,.^?^^ before and after the fray. We have learned to look up to your 

• mu ^^ a most able leader, enthusiastic on the field and loyal in busi- 
ness, ihe way he avoided the temptations which were made to try to increase 
tne number of matches for another country was sufficient to make us realize 
the sterling nature of his character. 

*v,^?fi?^^^"^*^"' '^^ ^^^ y°" ^^ accept our cordial greetings and to assure you 
tnat the memory of your national flag swaying over our stadium will ever be 
dear to us. 

Yours very faithfully, 

(Signed) C. L. KORNERUP. 

Anton Johanson, 

Secretary Swedish Football Association, 


Federation Internationale de Football 

Instituted at Paris May 21, 1904. 
COMMITTEE 1916-17. 

President D. B. Woolfall. Blackburn, Holmbush, Crossbill Road 

First Vice-President C. L. Kornerup, Stockholm, 12 Kungsliolmsgatan 

Second Vice-President Baron de Laveleye, Brussels, 9 Quai de Commerce 

Third Vice-President Prof. R. Hefner, Offenburg, 18 Wilhelmstrasse 

Secretary -Treasurer C. A. W. Hirschman, Amsterdam, 67 Nic. Maesstraat 

Telegraphic address : Hirschman-Amsterdam. 


(t. a. means telegraphic address.) 

Argentina— Association Argentina de Football. A. P. Williams, Buenos-Ayres, Calle 

Reconquista 316 (t. a. Football, Buenos-Ayres.— Tel. Union Telefonica 3044, 

Austria— Oosterreichischer Fnssball Verband. P. Gussmann, Vienna I, 7 Annagasse 

(t. a. Fussballverband, Wien.— Teleph. 11246). 
Belgium— Union Beige des SocietSs de Football Association. A. Verdijck, Laeken, 

240 Avenue de la Reine. 
Canada— Dominion of Canada Football Association. T. Robertson, Toronto, 130 Garnet 

Chile- Asooiacion Atletica y de Football de Chile. E. Guerra, Valparaiso, Casilla 

No. 1454 (t. a. Football, Valparaiso.— Office: Calle Blanco 590). 
Denmark— Dansk Boldspil Union. L. Sylow, Copenhagen, 30 Frederiksberggade. 
England— The Football Association. F. .T. Wall, London, 42 Russell Square (t. a. 

Football Association, Westcent, London). 
Finland— Suomen Palloliitto. Kaarlo Soinio, Helsingfors, 10 Gordelgata. 
France — Comit6 Francais Interffdoral. II. Delaunny, Paris VII, 5 Place St, Thomas 

d'Aquin (t. a. Cefi, Paris.— Teleph. Saxe 03—16). 
Germany— Deutscher Fussball Bund. G. Hinze, Duisburg, 100 Realschulstrasse. 
Hungary— Magyar Labdarug6k Szovets§ge. Roman von Malecki, Budapest VIII, 63 

Rakoczy at (t. a. Football, Budapest). 
Ireland— Irish Football Association. J. Ferguson, Belfast, 18 Wellington Place. 
Italy— Federazione Italiana Giuoco del Calcio (1898). Ant. Edgardo Minoli, Turin, 

Galleria Subulpina, la Scala, Piazza Castello (t. a. Federcalcio, Torino). 
Luxemburg— Federation des SocietSs Luxembourgeoises de Sports Athlgtiques. J. 

Geschwind, Luxemburg, 2 Boulevard de la Foire. 
Netherlands— Nederlandsche Voetbalbond (8 December 1889). J. Hijlkema, The Hague, 

22a Hoogstraat (t. a. Nedvoetbalbond, Haag— Teleph. 8479, Huag). 
Norway— Norges Fotballforbund (30 April 1902). P. Chr. Andersen, Kristiania, Raad- 

husgaden 28 HI. 

tPortugal— Uniao Portuguesa de Football. Raul Nunes, Lisbon, Rua dos Retrozeizos 
149, 1°. 

Russia— Wserossysky Futtbollnyi Soiuz. Georges Duperron, Petrograd, Alexandroffakl 
Prosp. 21. 

Scotland— Scottish Football Association. J. K. McDowall, Glasgow, 6 Carlton Place 
(t. a. Executive, Glasgow). 

tMeans affiliated provisionally. 


South Africa— South African Football Association (1892). M. Commaille, Capetown, 

Box 799 (t. a. Soccer, Capetown). 
Spain— Real Federacion Espanola de Football. Ricardo Ruiz Ferry, Madrid, 64 Carrera 

de San Geronimo 3. 
Sweden — Svenska Fotboll Forbundet. Ant. Johanson, Stockholm, 3 Kungsholms 

Hamnplan (t. a. Foiboll, Stockholm,— Teleph. Rikstelef, 12413). 
Switzerland — Schweizerischer Fussball Verband. Association Suisse de Football. P. 

Buser, Basel, 12 Miinsterplatz. 
tUruguay— Asociacion Uruguaya de Football. Rodolfo E. Bermudez, Montevideo, 

Avenida 18 de Julio 1484. (Teleph. la Uruguaya, 217, Cordon). 
U. S. of America— United States Football Association (April 5, 1913). T. W. Cahill, 

New York City, 126 Nassau Street. (Tel. 26SG Beekman). 
Wales— Football Association of Wales. T. Robbins, Wrexham, High Street (t. a. 

Robbins, Wrexham). 

Application for admission received from : 
Paraguay— Liga Paraguaya de Football. Ramon P. Herreros, Asuncion, Calle Ayolas 

The associations are reminded of the following articles : 

Without the consent of the Federation football shall not be entertained 
between its members and associations, clubs or persons, which are not mem- 
bers of an association recognized by the Federation. Associations and clubs 
In membership with the Federation must not permit clubs or teams not 
recognized by the Federation to play on their grounds. 

Each national association must inform the other national association con- 
cerned when consent has been given for matches applied for. 

Each association shall forward to the secretary-treasurer and the other 
affiliated associations their official organ, handbook and important com- 


Hon. Secretary-Treasurer F. I. F. A. 
Amsterdam^ September 1, 1916. 

Income. Expenditure. 

(Bank balance. May 1, Printed matter fl. 25.80 

1915 fl. 2,035.06 Stamps, telegrams, etc.. 18.60 

Subscriptions 571.141^ Bank balance, April 30, 

Interest 68.62 1916 2,630.421^ 

/I. 2,674.82% /I. 2,674.82% 

Hon. Secretary-Treasurer. 



United States Football Association 

Instituted at New York City, April 5, 1913. 

Incorporated under the Laws of State of New York. The Governing Socce) 

Organization of the United States. 

AfBllated with the Federation Internationale de Football Association. 


The third annual meeting of the Council of the United States Pootbal 
Association was held Monday, May 29, 1916, at the Hotel Walton, Philadel 
phia, Pa. The meeting was called to order at 10 :30t A. M. by President 
John A. Fernley. 

Present— ROLL CALL. 

President, John A. Fernley. 
First Vice-President, Peter J. Peel. 
Second Vice-President, Douglas Stewart, 
Third Vice-President, William D. Love. 
Treasurer, Archibald Birse. 
Secretary, Thomas W. Cahill. 
Ex-President, Dr. G. R. Manning. 

Affiliated Associations were represented by the following delegates : 

Allied Amateur Cup Competition, William Palmer (J. B. Farrell, alternate). 

Amateur Athletic Union, absent. 

American Football Association, Andrew M. Brown (William Campbell, 

California Football Association, Albert W. Keane. 

Chicago and District Association Football League. William Cameron. 

Connecticut State Football Association, Joseph Booth. 

Michigan Soccer Association, George Healey. 

Missouri Soccer Football Association, George Ritchie. 

National Association Football League, William Patrick. 

National Collegiate Athletic Association, absent. 

New Jersey State Football Association, John Lone. 

North Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Football Association, 
George M. Collins. 

Northwestern Association Football League of Seattle, absent. 

Northwestern New York State Football Association, E. L. Mockler. 

Ohio State Football Association, E. P. Duffy. 

Peel Challenge Cup Commission, George H. Kirk. 

Public Schools Athletic League, R. A. Patterson. 

Southern New England Football Association, Richard Bolton. 

Southern New York State Football Association, R. W. Holder. 

The Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, Morris W. 
Johnson (J. H. Carpenter, alternate). 

United States Referees' Union, D. M. Whyte (W. E. Hinds, alternate). 

Utah Association Football Union. William W. Davidson. 

Western Pennsylvania Football Association, R. S. Burleigh. 

Wisconsin State Football Association, H. Sandager (O. Hemingway, alter- 

President Fernley called for the report of the Credentials Committee, 
Which was read by Chairman Andrew M. Brown of that Committee, as 
follows : 


Meeting of the above Committee held at the Hotel Walton Philadelphia 
Pa., May 28, 1916, at 9 P, M., the following members being present: Presi- 


dent John A. Fernley (ex-officio), Secretary T. W. Canill (ex-officio), Andrew 
M. Brown, Edward P. Duffy and George M. Collins. 

Upon motion by Edward P. Duffy, Andrew M. Brown was elected Chair- 
man and George M. Collins, Secretary. 

The Committee considered grounds for representation and privilege of 
delegates sitting on the Council. 

Motion made by President John A. Fernley that the interpretation of this 
Committee of Rule VI is "That any delegate who has represented his Asso- 
ciation in the Council of the U. S: F. A. during the past year and seeking 
to continue is entitled to the protection afforded by the rule." 

Motion seconded by Edward P. Duffy and carried. 
' I beg to report that the following Associations have not paid their affilia- 
tion fee for 1916-17 : 

Utah Association Football Union. 
Northwestern Association Football League of Seattle. 
All other affiliations are in order and approved by the Committee. 

I beg to submit this report.' 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) George M. Collins, Secretary. 

Andrew M. Brown, Chairman. 

On motion of Mr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Sandager, the report was 
accepted and its recommendations adopted. 

When the President called for the reading of the minutes of the last meet- 
ing, it was moved by ex-President Manning, seconded by Mr. Kirk and unani- 
mously adopted, that the reading be dispensed with, as all of the members 
had already received a copy of the same. 

The President's report was submitted and, on motion of Mr. Mockler, sec- 
onded by Mr. Sandager, its reading was dispensed with, the members having 
In advance received printed copies. 

Discussing the report, ex-President Manning spoke in a complimentary vein 
of the recommendation that the Association ultimately be divided into four 
districts, with district competitions, but expressed regret the President had 
not dwelt upon the general movement toward co-operation among all sporting 
bodies with the end to formulating uniform rules and definitions. 

Mr. Brown aDproved the recommendation that the Association take up and 
foster the development of soccer football in the schools and to approve the 
report generally. 

The Secretary's report was submitted and, on motion of Mr Stewart, sec- 
onded by Mr. Sandager, was accepted and its reading dispensed with, the 
members having printed copies. 

The Treasurer's report likewise was submitted without reading, printed 
copies having been distributed in advance. In connection with the report, 
Mr. Peel raised a question as to whether it was necessary that the Associa- 
tion go to the expense of sending Secretary Cahill to Chicago as delegate to 
the National Challenge Cup serai-final game between the Pullman F.C. and 
the Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C. The President ruled this out of order, saying 
it would more properly come up under the report of the National Challenge 
Cup Competition Committee. Ex-President Manning inquired whether any 
interest had accrued on the Association's bank balance, none being noted in 
the report. The President explained that the funds were kept in a national 
bank, which allowed no interest. It was explained the deposits would be 
■withdrawn and placed in banks which paid interest on daily balances. 

Mr. Peel asked on what specific authority payments were made by the 
Treasurer, and the President explained that up to the present time payments 
had been made on the authority of the President or the Chairman of the 
Finance Committee, but that there was a motion to come before the Council 
that made a recommendation of the Finance Committee necessary before pay- 
ments could be made. The Treasurer's report then was approved by unani- 
mous vote. 

For the Finance Committee, Chairman Palmer reported as follows: 




Report of the above Committee on bills paid since the U. S. F. A. Council 
meeting held in Boston, Mass., on February 13, 1916 : 

February 21 ^^J^'SS 

February 27 if -0? 

February 29 4d.71 

March 2 6.00 

March 14 69.86 

March 16 40.73 

March 27 J3.79 

April 7 90.39 

Anril *><) 55.3-^ 

Vp ^ l*? 72 

May 5 ■^-- < ;! i! 

May 13 8-«7 , 

May 15 13.70 . 

May 18 9-42 i 


Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William Palmer. Chairman, 

The President stated that the Chairman of the Committee was prepared to 
read an itemized statement of the report, but, on motion of Mr. Mockler, 
seconded by Mr. Healy, this was dispensed with. 

The report of the Finance Committee was unanimously approved. 

Chairman Albert W. Keane read the report of the National Challenge Cup 
Competition Committee, as follows : 

To Officers and Delegates of the 1916 Meeting of the U. S. F. A. : 

In submitting my annual report for the year ending May 15, 1916, It is 
my sincere desire to congratulate every member of this body, and through 
you, the various State Associations, which you represent, on the greatly 
increased public interest in soccer football in general and the National Chal- 
lenge Cup Competition in particular. 

The wonderful success of this Competition is so well known by almost 
every delegate that it is unnecessary to delve into details. Suffice to say, 
that while the National Challenge Cup Competition has been a success in its 
previous two years of existence, its past season excelled all other records in 
United States Football Association history. 

Eighty-eight of the premier soccer football clubs of the country last fall 
entered the competition as against eighty-two last year from Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Mich- 
igan and Illinois. More than 1,200 players, professional and amateur, par- 
ticipated. One hundred and two games were played, including replays. To 
these games 67,970 persons paid admission, the gate receipts totaling $16,- 
742.97, in comparison with last year's figures of 52,934 spectators and 
receipts of $13,543.35. Of this gross income the U. S. F. A. received, net, 

The National Challenge Cup Competition Committee has held seven meet- 
ings during the past season, viz. : At New York City. October 3, 1915 ; at 
Providence, R. I., November 21, 1915 ; at New York City, January 2, 1916 ; 
at Providence, R. I., January 9, 1916; at Boston, Mass., February 13, 1916; 
at Providence, R. I., April 23, 1916, and at Philadelphia. May 28, 1916. 

The Committee has been called on several times to curb infringements of 
rules by clubs and players, these actions being communicated to you by the 
• bulletins from Honorary Secretary Cahill, 

At a special meeting of the Committee in this hotel last night (May 28, 
1916), the Committee placed a suspended sentence of two vears on John J. 
Sullivan, a player of the Fall River Rovers F.C. of Fall River, Mass., for 
misconduct during the final game of the National Challenge Cup Competition. 


It was voted to request the Council to take such action as they see fit 
against R. W. Holder of the Southern New York State Football Association 
for statements regarding this Committee published in the New York Globe on 
May 4, 1916. 

The general statistics and tabulated results of games played will be seen 
in the report of the Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Albert W. Keanb, 

Chairman N. C. C. C. C. 

The report was accepted by unanimous vote. 

Mr, Peel again raised hig question concerning the need of sending Mr. 
CahlU to Chicago as the delegate to the National Challenge Cup Western, 

Mr, Keane explained that the officials had been chosen before the place of 
the game had been decided upon, and that, furthermore, it was desired to 
have a man of Mr. Cahill's experience in charge. Mr. Peel said he did not 
see why any special experience was necessary and thought one of the two 
national officers resident in Chicago might have been chosen. Mr. Johnson 
expressed the opinion that only members of the Cup Committee should have 
charge of semi-finals and finals. Mr. Mockler advanced the idea that as the 
sending of a game so far west as Chicago was considerable of an experi- 
ment, the Cup Committee wished to leave nothing to chance that might mili- 
tate against the success of the game, and chose Mr. Cahill partly because the 
two national officers in Chicago w^ere not friendly, and partly because Mr. 
Cahill's experienco had been long and unraarred by failure. There was fur- 
ther debate, participated in by Messrs. Healey, Keane, Kirk and Secretary 
Cahill. Mr. Peel accepted Mr. Mockler's explanation as sensible and satis- 
factory and the discussion ended. 

The Reinstatement Committee, having had no meetings since the last Coun- 
cil meetmg, had no report to make. 

Chairman Stewart submitted the report of the Appeals Committee as 
follows : 


The Appeals Committee has held four meetings since June, 1915, I. e.. June 
30, 1915, July 25, 1915, December 19, 1915, at New York City, and Feb- 
ruary 12, 1916, at Boston, Mass., and heard and acted on three matters 
brought before it, as follows : 

Appeal of the officers and delegates of the American League of Association 
Football Clubs of Philadelphia, Pa., from the decision of the Football Asso- 
ciation of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. The hearing and action on 
this appeal required the two meetings of June 30 and July 25, 1915, and was 
decided by reversing the decision of the Football Association of Eastern Penn- 
sylvania and District as to the delegates and sustaining it as to the officers, 
and the fee of $25 was ordered forfeited by the appellants. 

Appeal of Columbia Oval F.C. from the decision of the American Football 
Association. This appeal was heard and acted on December 19, 1915, and 
not sustained, but it was ordered that the costs of the appeal should be 
borne by the Brooklyn Celtic F.C. 

Appeal of Archibald Birse from decision of Peel Challenge Cup Commission 
was heard and acted on February 12, 1916, and sustained — the suspension 
being lifted — the Peel Challenge Cup Commission required to immediately 
formulate and submit a proper set of rules governing the organization, and 
the expenses incident to the appeal ordered borne by the parties, in the pro- 
portion of one-third by Archibald Birse and two-thirds by the Peel Challenge 
Cup Commission. 

The Peel Challenge Cup Commission has not yet complied with the require- 
ment with regard to rules for that body. 

The expenses of the Committee amounted to $35.19. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Douglas Stewarp, 

Chairman Appeals Committee. 


Mr. Sandager moved and Mr. Love seconded that the report be received. 

Mr. Brown, as a member of the Appeals Committee, asked for information 
as to how Mr. Birse had complied with the requirements of the Peel Chal- 
lenge Cup Commission. 

Mr. Kirk said : "The Commission wishes to know if the statement was 
made that Mr. Birse was to turn over his vouchers. We furnished the Chair- 
man of the Appeals Committee with a list of items amounting to in the 
neighborhood of $1,191.26. 

"I have with me all the books and papers that have been furnished the 
Commission, and with all those canceled vouchers, and statements and 
numerals made thereon in Mir. Birse's own handwriting, we are still at a 
loss to know who received the $1,191.26, and I cannot see by what process 
of reasoning Mr. Stev/art holds that Mr. Birse has complied with the require- 
ments. I think we should be furnished with some satisfactory evidence that 
these items have been paid. We have repeatedly requested Mr. Birse to fur- 
nish us with them, and we cannot get any satisfaction. We had to appeal 
to the Committee to uphold its reasoning, and now Mr. Stewart holds that 
he has complied with it. And Mr. Brown, another member of the Appeals 
Committee, does not understand how it has been complied with. It is only 
fair to find out how it is that this $1,191.26 remained unaccounted for by 
this splendid system of bookkeeping that allows such things to happen. I 
do not think Mr. Stewart's construction is the right one. Notice was sent 
to Mr. Stewart, as Chairman of this Committee, "that we did not like his 
letter, and that we intended to bring it up. He knew that long before the 
meeting, and I think that it was of sufficient importance to get the Appeals 
Committee together yesterday." 

Mr. Sandager then withdrew his original motion and moved that the mat- 
ter be referred back to the Appeals Committee. The motion was seconded. 
After considerable discussion, in which Mr. Stewart explained that his report 
was merely to the effect that, in his opinion, the statements both of Mr. 
Birse and of the Peel Challenge Cup Commission proved that Mr. Birse had 
more than complied with his obligations, and he did not think it necessary 
to call a meeting of the Committee. Mr. Sandager's motion that the whole 
matter be referred back to the Appeals Committee was carried. 

The Piresident then called attention to the fact that since the last meet- 
ing, Mr. Thomas C. Cliff, delegate of the Michigan Soccer Association, had died. 
On motion of ex-President Manning, adopted by a rising vote, the Secretary 
was instructed to draw up a fitting resolution on the death of Mr. Cliff and 
to see that a copy be sent to his daughter. 

The report of the Press Committee was read by Chairman Edward P. Duffy 
and accepted, as follows: 

Mr. President and Delegates of the United States Football Associa- 
tion : 

The Press Committee has not found it necessary to hold any meetings dur- 
ing the year, but the Chairman of your Committee can very truthfully say 
that, despite this, soccer football never before has received so much pub- 
licity. The Press Committee docs not appropriate any credit for this condi- 
tion, because the publicity obtained has been of the haphazard variety. News- 
papers m sections where the game has been played give good space to the 
doings of the game, but publications in other sections do not seem to take 
kindly to soccer. The game has not. up to the last three years, been con- 
ducted everywhere as it should have been, and your Chairman finds very 
heavy marks against the sport. That is the fault of those in charge of the 
game. They are too prone to run to the newspapers with their recrimina- 
tions, verbal assaults and accusations. Even a delegate to this Council is 
responsible for a libelous article in a New York newspaper. 

A 'Mr. R. W. Holder sent a very ungentlemanly and unsportsmanlike letter 
to a local New York paper. (Clipping filed.) This man should be punished 
for his untruthful article. 

"Sporting Life's" activity In the soccer field has done wonders for soccer 
and will do more next season. The thanks of this Association should be 


voted the publishers of the paper and a letter coBtaining such evidences of 
that appreciation should be sent by the Secretary to them. 

The President, in his report, suggests propaganda work among the schools 
and colleges. That is where this work should start, and his proposition is 
one which this Association should provide means to prosecute. 

In order to point out the way to raise the necessary funds, the Chairman 
of this Committee thought long and hard and his proposal to amend Rule 
XXI by adding the following new clause : "All players, amateur and profes- 
sional, must pay a registration fee of 25 cents to the United States Football 
Association. If a player is transferred or released by the club by which he 
was originally signed, he shall pay 25 cents for every additional registration 
during the year," is the result of his study. 

The wonderful propaganda work done by the Amateur Athletic Union can 
be traced directly to the 25 ceuts registration fee every athlete member of 
the A. A. U. pays for registration. 

There is no player in soccer who would begrudge that quarter for propa- 
ganda work, but even if he does, I think he ought to pay it, anyhow, for he 
is the only individual deriving a benefit from the game who is asked to pay 
nothing. All the officers give their time and money, and the Associations 
pay fees, but the players are called upon to do nothing, in a financial way, 
though their contracts and agreements with clubs are made absolutely secure 
by the United States Football Association. I hope, gentlemen, when that 
comes up for consideration you will vote favorably on it. 

There have been several mean newspaper controversies settled by your 
Chairman since the last Council meeting. One man has been gentlemanly 
enough to cease being a "knocker" and has gotten into the fold, but it was 
found necessary by this Committee to suggest the suspension of another. 
This man was set down indefinitely and should be kept there for some time, 
as an example to others. 

This Association is entering on a very important era. All the members 
should see to it, even if disagreements do crop up, that they be kept out of 
the newspapers in the form they have taken in the past. You can have an 
honest disagreement with a man without calling him out of his name in the 
newspapers. I would suggest a heavy hand for such as these and would 
recommend that the Chairman of this Committee be given the power to make 
an investigation of any such occurrences and report to the Emergency Com- 
mittee recommending the punishment he thinks necessary until the next 
Council meeting. This is the only way to deal with this evil and something 
along these lines must be adopted or all the other propaganda work among 
the schools and colleges wiirgo for naught. How can we hope to have 
players from the schools and colleges continue in the game after their 
courses have been completed if our legislators call each other ignorant, and 
the like, in the papers? The better class of young men, and their parents, 
too, do not want anything to do with such, and you cannot blame them. 

Our propaganda work we hear so much about is not so much telling them 
what a fine game soccer is, but to convince them it is a gentleman's game 
in America, on and off the field. 

One year ago the Chairman asked for the appointment of committeemen to 
help him get propaganda matter before the country. Some have helped. Others 
have not. I therefore appeal to the President again to select men who will 
help in this important work. I would respectfully suggest that the Council 
select a "Vice-President from East, West and Middle West who should 
co-operate with four members at large to be appointed by the President as 
the Press Committee. In this way some really valuable work would be found 
for these more or less ornamental — not to say handsome and willing — officers. 
These Vice-Presidents could take charge of their sections and give out all 
formal statesQents for the Association. Through lieutenants whom they 
might select in the districts within their jurisdiction they could spread the 
gospel of soccer. It is expected that they would co-operate with the Com- 
mittee in suggesting material for articles ; the necessity at the psychological 
time of a visit to those sections to right some wrong impression ; to preach 
for clean plav in the fields, and to let the country in general know the won- 
derful possibilities of soccer as the great winter outdoor game, and M^hat is 
being done for it. 


Soccer has been handicapped severely, I may repeat, by malice, envy and 
jealousy. Evidence of this has been seen in newspaper articles all too fre- 
quently. Outside of the bare results of games, most of the articles published 
by sporting editors contained a ''black gentleman in the woodpile" — a gentle 
little rap tor some unsuspecting brother. 

Let those who will compose the Committee next year please remember 
these few suggestions from the Chairman this year. This Committee, once 
going right, can be one of the most important of the Association, for the 
success of soccer, like that of other sports, depends on publicity. News- 
papers will publish what the public wants, so seek to elevate the standard of 
our game, both on the field and off, and in the proper time the newspapers 
will seek your material and you won't be laughed at by the sporting editors 
you approach, in sections other than where soccer is played, whenever you 
seek space. 

In conclusion, I would say that this Committee can do very little if the 
officers, delegates and players do not co-operate in getting the game to the 
edifying standard set by the management and players of the "Champion 
Bethlehem Steel Works Eleven." They are worthy champions and the Press 
Committee of 1915-1916 is glad to proclaim them as a representative eleven 
and a model. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Edward P. Duffy, 

Chairman Press Committee. 

The President reported that the Olympic Games Committee had held no 
meetings and had no report. He made a similar statement as to the National 
and International Games Committee. 

The report of the Emergency Committee was read by President Fernley 
and, after some preliminary discussion, it was decided to take it up, section 
by section. The report follows : 

To THE Delegates of the United States Football Association : 

Your Committee begs leave to report the following matters which have 
been acted upon by them since the Council meeting held in Boston, Mass., 
on February 13, 1916. It may be pertinent to state here that, following the 
Council meeting, Secretary Cahill was taken seriously ill and was ordered to 
refrain from work for a few weeks. Edward P. Duffy, the Chairman of the 
Press Committee, was persuaded to do what he could to keep matters in 
shape for the Secretary while he was absent, and your President wishes to 
state that this Association owes him a vote of thanks for his kindness in 
sacrificing his own affairs to promote the interests of this body. 

Friday. February 25 — Alex. Cave, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Con- 
necticut Referees' Association, suspended indefinitely by that Association, 

Sunday. March 12 — Meeting of Committee held in New Bedford, Mass. 
Communication from Cuba regarding international game was considered and 
a reply sent calling their attention to the fact that they were not affiliated 
with the F. I. F. A. ; also a letter from Sweden was given consideration. 
Secretary Cahill was ordered to replv to the latter communication. 

The question of the North Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Foot- 
ball Association extending their boundaries was also discussed, and the Sec- 
retary instructed to take the matter up with that body. 

A letter from ex-President Manning also was taken up and disposed of. 

Request from North Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Football 
Association for permission to do propaganda work in Maine was granted ; 
also to extend playing season until May 30, 1916. 

Wednesday, March 22 — Letter from Andrew M. Brown. President of the 
American Football Association, received, inviting the Council to make Newark 
the place of its next meeting. The matter was deferred for a time to see 
what could be done, but the invitation finally was declined, owing to the fact 
that publicity and tentative measures had already been taken looking to the 
meeting being held in Philadelphia. 

Thursday, March 23 — A request from the Chicago and District Association 
Football League for endorsement of their action relative to players Rox- 

(1) Thomas .\ . ; .ilull, Hon. Secretary, who, on beliaii ..r iiit> UiiiUHl States Football 
hAssociation, arranged the trip and conducted and managed the American team on its 
tour. (2) Thomas Swords, All-America captain, to whom credit is due for much of 
the success of the tourists. (3) Harry Davenport, Newark, N. J., the All- America 
team's trainer. (4) The five Jerseymen whose ability completed the success of the 
All-America team— 1, James Ford; 2, John J. Heminsley; 3, George Tintle; 4, Harry 
Cooper; 5, Clarence Smith. 

(1) Swedish Federation Eleven (All-Sweden), which the All-Americas defeated, 3— 2, 
August 20. 1916. This Avin was a distinct triumph for American soccer football. 

(2) All-Stockholm team, which first defeated the Americans, 3—0, and in return matcli 
lost 2—1. This is the same team which, with two changes, defeated the DenmarK 
toan, 4—0 October 8, 1916, and is the first Swedish team that has ever scored a goal 
against Denmark in a Federation match— 1, Linesman; 2, Soderberg; 3, Bergstrom; 4, 
Svensson; 5, Lindstrom; 6, Karlstrand; 7, Wicksell; 8, Groth; 9, Ekberg; 10. Ruden. 
11, Malm; 12, Gunnarsson. (3) Tigrarna Football Club of Stockholm, Sweden— 1 
Karlsson; 2, Selin; 3, Levin; 4, Gunnarson; 5, Husen; 6, Dahlstrom; 7, B. Carlson, » 
V. Carlson; 9, Peterson; 10, Almkvist: 11, Petterson. 

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borough and Halsall was received. Further information on this matter was 
requested by your President, to make certain adjudication of the matter 
fairly. Halsall was signed on "C" form and not released from same, and 
yet played for another club, and the Chicago and District Association Football 
League appeared to allow such proceeding to occur without any penalty, in 
fact, claimed the right to release said player, contrary to club's desires. 
The Bricklayers and Masons F.C. of Chicago, HI., protested (through Sec- 
retary Burrows) to the U. S. F. A. against the player being released. 

Sunday, April 9 — William Lomax F.C. of Fall River, Mass. The suspension 
previously placed on the officials of this club was raised at their request 
and upon promises to live up to the rules and obey the orders of the U. S. 
F. A. 

Wednesday, April 26 — Case of Manager Thomas T. Adam of the West 
Hudson F.C. and players Robert Lennox and Albert Dennison was taken up : 

Manager Adam was suspended from participation in organized football 
until the Council meeting, for using professional players who were unregis- 

Players Lennox and Dennison were given the same sentence for playing 
while still unregistered. 

Harry Ellam of the Bridgeport Rovers F.C. was suspended by the Con- 
necticut State Football Association for fourteen (14) days for striking an 
opponent in Connecticut State Football Association Cup-tie game. 

Wednesday, April 26 — Player Alexander Bell was reprimanded for playing 
with the Hyatt F.C. without notifying the U. S. F. A., as called for in 

Sunday, April 30 — Constitution and By-Laws of the Northwestern New 
York State Football Association and the New .Jersey State Football Asso- 
ciation were submitted for approval. The President objected to a few items 
therein, especially in the case of the latter Association, but with these 
exceptions the rules were approved. 

Tuesday, May 2 — Peter Nugent, Secretary New Haven Rangers F.C. of 
New Haven. Conn., was suspended indefinitely for forgery, by the Connecticut 
State Football Association. 

The Emergency Committee has had quite a few requests for extension of 
the playing season, and has granted all of them as requested, — the extensions 
ranging from May 31 to June 30. 

Monday, Mav 22 — The Secretary received a copy of a constitution sent 
by the Peel Challenge Cup Commission for the approval of the U. S, F. A. 
Owing to the Council meeting being so close at hand and the fact that the 
Executive Committee did not approve of the proposed rules regarding the 
personnel of the Commission, it was decided to take no action other than 
refer same to the annual meeting. 

In the early part of May a letter was published in the New York Globe, 
under the signature of Mr. Holder of the Southern New York State Football 
Association, which, among other things, reflected greatly on the character 
and probity of your National officers and gave the writer's view of their 
ability. No action was taken by your Committee, they preferring to leave 
this matter to you for action thereon. 

Another letter was published a few days ago, purporting to be from the 
pen of Mr. Edward P. Duffy. Ex-President Manning sent communications to 
each member of your Emergency Committee, asking for action against Mr. 
Duffy. Your Committee refused to take any action whatsoever, informing 
the ex-President that the Council undoubtedly would deal with the whole 

We also wish to bring to your attention the circular recently sent out by 
the Chicago and District Association Football League attacking the char- 
acter, etc., of Treasurer Birse. 

Another matter which your Committee wishes to call to your attention 
is the fact that the American Football Association has planned to play a 
game in their Competition on June 10th without asking permission from this 

(Signed) John A. Fbrnlet. 

Chaitrman Emergency Committee. 


President Fernley then explained that the matter of omitting certain mat- 
ter from the agenda for the meeting, requested to be placed thereon by ex- 
President Manning, had been so omitted because the same matter had been 
decided twice by a vote of the Couucil to be outside of the Council's pre- 

The next item bore upon a letter written by R. W. Holder, alternate from 
the Southern New York State Football Association, to a New York newspaper, 
Impugning the intelligence and integrity of the officers of the Council. On 
Mr. Stewart's request, the letter was read. On a query by Mr. Collins. Mr. 
Holder admitted the authenticity of the letter. On a query by Mr. Peel, Mr. 
Holder said he had written the letter as a private individual and had not 
signed it as an officer of the National Council. Mr. Burleigh condemned the 
general idea of anyone writing letters to newspapers abusing the officers 
of the organization. Mr. Stewart asked if Mr. Holder had any proof that 
the organization was being run in the interest of the New England associa- 
tions, as charged in his letter, and suggested that, if he had, he produce it. 
Mr. Holder expressed the opinion, such a question was ridiculous — that that 
expression was merely the opinion of the reporter who had written the story 
accompanying the letter. As a New Englander. Mr. Collins protested 
against Mr. Holder's charge that the U. S. F. A. favored the New England 
bodies and asked a retraction of that part of the letter. Mr. Bolton made a 
similar protest. Inasmuch as Mr. Holder produced no proof of the state- 
ments made in his letter. Mr. Stewart moved that he be suspended for two 
years from June 1, 1916 ; Mr. Healy seconded. Mr. Collins pleaded that 
Mr. Holder be given a chance to retract and apologize, a sentiment that was 
indorsed by Mr. Burleigh. Mr. Brown also took this position, but Mr. 
Sandager protested. Mr. Healy spoke in support of the original motion. 
Mr. Mockler upheld the right of any man to express his opinion, so long as 
he traduced no man, and while condemning the letter, asked that punishment 
be kept in abeyance until Mr. Holder had had time to consider and make 
a proper apology to the officers, directly and through the same newspaper 
that published his attack. Mr. Kirk indorsed these sentiments, as did Messrs. 
Johnson and Peel. President Fernley called Mr. Peel to the chair and 
spoke from the floor and vigorously defended the officers from Mr. Holder's 
charges. Mr. Davidson spoke for the resolution, expressing the opinion that 
if Mr. Holder got off with a two years' suspension he was lucky. Mr. 
Lone spoke for clemency and Mr. Holder stated that he was not asking for 
clemency and did not care what the Association did. But he admitted that 
the last paragraph of his letter was unjustified and he retracted the state- 
ment therein contained on the floor. 

Mr. Burleigh offered an amendment to the pending motion that until 
July 1, 1916, be given Mr. Holder to make a proper apology to the officers 
and that if he should fail to do so in that time he should stand suspended 
for two years. Mr. Bolton seconded and the amended motion was then put 
and carried. 

The meeting then adjourned until 2:15 P. M. for luncheon. 

The afternoon session was called to order at 2 :15 P. M., President Fernley 
In the chair; Secretary Cahill at his post. 

The Emergency Committee report relative to international games with 
Norway and Sweden was taken up. Correspondence between Secretary Cahill 
and C. L. Kornerup. Secretary of the Swedish National Gymnastic and 
Sporting Association, in which the Swedish proposition to guarantee $4,000 
for such a tour, was read. On motion of Mr. Mockler. the entire matter was 
referred to the National and International Games Committee with full power 
to act and with instructions to do everything possible to bring about the 

A proposition by William A. Campbell. President of the National Football 
Federation of Cuba, for an International game with an American team rep- 
•resenting the U. S. F. A., was referred, on motion of Mr. Stewart, seconded 
by Mr. Sandager, to the National and International Games Committee. 

Mr. Peel asked, on behalf of the Chicago and District Association Football 
League, permission for a charity game with a Canadian team, to be plaved 
in Chicago on July 1, 1916. On motion of Mr. Collins, it was ordered that 
when the request was presented in proper form it should be granted. 


The Emergency Committee reported disapproval of the rules submitted 
by the Peel Challenge Cup Commission, under order from the Appeals Com- 
mittee of the U. S. F. A. It was ordered that representatives of the Peel 
Challenge Cup Commission confer with the Rules Revision Committee of the 
U. S. F. A. and make their rules conform to the rules of the U. S. F. A. 

The suspension of Thomas T. Adam, manager of the West Hudson F.C., 
Imposed April 26. until the Council disposed of his case, was ordered lifted 
on motion of ex-President Manning, it appearing that he acted in Ignorance 
of the rule, but without intent to be insubordinate. The similar suspensions 
of players Robert Lenox and Albert Dennison were likewise ordered lifted. 

A letter from ex-President Manning, asking the suspension of Edward 
P. Duffy, Chairman of the Press Committee, for reflections upon ex-President 
Manning contained in a letter written by Mr. Duffy to a New York news- 
paper, In answer to the Holder letter considered at the morning session, was 
referred to the Council by the President. On motion of Mr. Burleigh, sec- 
onded by Mr. Keane, it was decided that the Council should not consider 
the matter, as it was a purely personal affair between Mr. Duffy and ex- 
President Manning. 

The report of the Special Committee on Amateur Registration, read by 
Chairman Stewart, was approved aud ordered filed. 

The matter of encouraging Association football on municipal recreation 
grounds, brought forward by Secretary Cahill, was the subject of considera- 
ble discussion, as a result of which the following resolution bv ex-President 
Manning, offered as a substitute for the one on the agenda, 'was adopted : 
Resolved, That this Association favor any effort made by the 
Municipal Playground Associations to aid in the development of 
Association (Soccer) Football; and, be it further 

Resolved, That this Association provide, through its Emergency 
Committee, for a suitable small banner to be awarded to each team 
that has attained the championship of its municipal district, with 
the consent of the Municipal Playground Associations. 
Secretary Cahill submitted designs for an ofllcial banner of the U. S. F. A. 
which he had been ordered to procure at the last Council meeting. It was 
ordered that the design Mr. Cahill submitted be approved and that he be 
authorized to purchase the banner. 

The following resolution of condolence on the death of Delegate Thomas 
C. Cliff, submitted by Secretary Cahill, was read and approved by a rising 
vote : 

Whereas, Our beloved colleague in the National Council of the 
United States Football Association, 

Thomas Cooper Cliff 

has been summoned suddenly from a life of great activity and use- 
fulness to rest, and, 

Whereas, His wise judgment and keen interest in the development 
of soccer football in New York City and district has materially aided 
the United States Football Association in the furtherance of our 
ambition and proper establishment in this country, and New York 
City and vicinity in particular ; and, 

Whereas, His unbounded love and enthusiasm for soccer, and, in 
fact, for any clean and pure sport, has endeared his name to each 
and every one of us ; be it therefore 

Resolved, On behalf of each and every officer and member of this 
Council, that we express our deep regret at the untimely death of 
our dear and beloved member. Thomas Cooper Cliff, and, further- 
more, that we extend to his daughter our heartfelt sympathies in her 
bereavement ; and, be it further 

Resolved, That this resolution be copied in the minutes of this 
meetiDg and that a copy of same be sent to his daughter. 


The Rules Revision Committee report was then taken up in detail and 
various changes ordered, which will appear in the new printed copy of the 

The election of officers for the ensuing year was the final order of business 
and resulted as follows : 

Mr. Campbell and Mr. Palmer were appointed tellers. 

John A. Ferxley of Pawtucket, R. I., was nominated for President and 
elected by acclamation. 

DoDGLAS Stewart of Philadelphia, Pa., and Peter J. Peel of Chicago, 
111., were nominated for First Vice-President. 

Mr. Stewart received 18 votes and was declared elected, Mr. Peel receiv- 
ing 7 votes. 

George IIealey of Detroit, Mich., was nominated for Second Vice-President 
and elected by acclamation. 

George M. Collins of Boston, Mass., and William D. Love of Paw- 
tucket, R. I'., were nominated for Third Vice-President, Mr. Collins receiving 
16 votes and Mr. Love 10 votes, 

Thomas W. Cahill and William Cameron were nominated for Secretary. 
Mr. Cahill was elected by 22 votes to Mr. Cameron's 4. 

Archibald Birsb and John Lone were nominated for Treasurer, Mr. 
BiRSE being elected by 21 votes to 6. 

On motion of Mr. Keane, and by a rising vote, the Football Association 
of Eastern Pennsylvania and District was thanked for the many courtesies 
it had shown the delegates. 

Andrew M. Brown introduced a resolution that the U. S. P. A. ask the 
Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District to restore P. H. 
MacLaren, J. A. Frost. Ernest Jones and Thomas Ferns, suspended for long 
periods. On the argument of the Football Association of Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania and District that this was purely a matter of local jurisdiction and 
outside the authority of the national body, the motion was defeated. 

It was regularly moved, seconded and carried unanimously that the meeting 

Respectfully submitted, 


Honorary Secretary. 


To THE Delegates to the Annual Meeting of 1916. 

Gentlemen — Once again I have the honor of presenting to you a report on. 
the work which your association has accomplished, and also to offer a few 
suggestions which, should be considered by the association, with a view to 
adoption. It is now three years since this association was formed, years 
full of work and activity ; and we must all agree that the result attained 
has been of such magnitude and importance as to repay for all the sacrifices 
that have been made in its accomplishment. No matter what the present set 
of officials and workers throughout the association may deserve for their 
great work and self-sacrificing efforts to build up the organization (and 
their work has been such that whatever I could say in praise of same would 
fall far short of meeting the requirements), yet we must all accord our 
praise to those who were the instruments in forming and fostering the 
association while yet in its infancy. Many of those who were among the 
most earnest and enthusiastic of its sponsors have remained in the back- 
ground, content to work in their own quiet way, asking only that their 
work should be conserved and enlarged upon ; while others have been called 
upon to accept official positions in the organization, and it is to their honor 
that they have so unstintingly given of their ability, time and means, for 
the advancement of the cause which we all have so much at heart. To all 
of these workers, official or otherwise, we offer the thanks of the associa- 
tion, assuring them that their work is appreciated; asking only that the 


same loyalty, fidelity and earnestness may characterize their future work for 
the association that animated them in its inception. Personal prejudice and 
animosities should have no place in any organization, much less in one 
whose sole object is the fostering- of manly and healthgiving sport ; and it is 
much to be desired that whatever of this nature has cropped out in the 
past activities, may be dropped and forgotten. Difference of opinions, with 
honest criticism of what we do not approve, is always to be expected ; and 
no one should object to such ; in fact, it is quite largely through these that 
an organization grows ; and fortunate Is the body that has those among its 
members who will fearlessly avail themselves of the opportunity to present 
such ; but more fortunate is the one whose members can give and receive 
such criticism and opposition in a spirit which jseeks only the interest of 
the organization, and not personal feelings and desires. Your association 
and its interests should be pre-eminent, and no matter what our personal 
feelings may be, loyalty to the organization of which we are a part should 
preclude our allowing them to enter into our work The greatest boon that 
one can ask for this association during the coming year is that the new 
officials may be given the wholehearted and united support of its members, 
with the fostering of a desire to subserve our own personal wishes, or even 
the wishes of affiliated bodies, for the benefit of the organization as a whole. 

The annual meeting of 1916 will undoubtedly have many very serious 
problems to meet, the correct solution of which will tax to the utmost the 
best thought of the members, but they are problems which must of neces- 
sity be met at some time, and the best way to do is to settle them now 
rather than to postpone action thereon. If surgery is a necessity — .and 
apparently a large number of the members think it is — then a wise physician 
would not delay the operation. Upon the manner in which such work is 
done, and with which it is received, depends a great deal as to the future 
progress of the association. One thing is sure, this association has a splen- 
did future before it, and while we may think otherwise, yet the fact is 
apparent that none of us are indispensable to its progress. We can cer- 
tainly assist in its growth, and it is to the great credit of our members that 
despite adverse conditions so much of value has been accomplished. The 
colleges have quite generally adopted "Soccer" as a major sport, and the 
schools are fast coming into line with leagues and inter-school games, A 
conservative estimate of the boys now actively playing the game is like a 
fairy story when compared with three years ago, and we can hope that 
three years more may show equal results. New York with its athletic asso- 
ciation is doing a great work on these lines, and its circular giving the 
results of last year's work is worthy of being taken up by this association 
and sent broadcast throughout the schools of our cities, just to show what 
has been accomplished. We should appoint a special committee, whose work 
would be the dissemination of literature among our schools and smaller col- 
leges. They should be empowered to obtain local help in districts where 
such is available, and supplement the very splendid work which some of our 
affiliated associations are now doing on these lines. This would prove the 
best work that we could take up. as it is apparent that "Soccer" needs only 
its introduction to prove its popularity, and any outlay for this purpose 
would surely bring good results. Propaganda work among unaffiliated clubs 
has been undertaken by some of the State associations, and we are reaping 
the reward In additions to the ranks of organized ball. This association 
owes thanks to those who have willingly gone out after these clubs, and 
who have worked through their State organization for the extension of 
"Soccer" activities. It is necessarily a mattpr which can best be served by 
these local associations, and only by" such organizations going after the clubs 
in their districts can we hope to extend our area of activity. The national 
organization should stand ready to assist, either by circulars or other means ; 
but it is to be hoped that the State associations will do their part. WTiere 
no State organization exists, your secretary has been doing great service in 
missionary work, and has dpvoted himpplf wholeheartedly to furthering the 
sport. He has given of his time most liberally, and has also traveled exten- 
sively in the interests of the association. 

I can only reiterate what has been said in past years, that this body owes 
a great deal to his zeal and unswerving fidelity to soccer: Measures should 


be taken to ensure a more uniform enforcement of the laws as found in our 
Rule Book. The time is fast approaching, if not already at hand, when each 
association should be expected to see that violations are properly taken 
notice of. At the present time some bodies fail to take any action whatso- 
ever, thus putting work upon the emergency committee which should not be 
required of them. A careful study of conditions leading up to this failure, 
convinces me that it is necessai-y for this association to take some measures 
whereby one body, and only one, shall be in charge in any one State or sec- 
tion. This change will involve radical amendments to our existing laws, but 
should be undertaken, not only for its benefit to local enforcement of laws, 
but also for the revision of representation which is so urgently needed. If 
more than one representative is allowed from any affiliated area, then it 
should be for the number of clubs such area includes and be based upon the 
work such bodies have accomplished. Provision could be made giving to the 
larger organizations representation according to the clubs they report, but if 
this is done they should be compelled to pay dues to correspond. At the 
present time a change reducing the representation to an equal basis seems to 
be the best method to adopt. Another point which has become prominent 
during the past season, is the question of some clubs entering into a large 
number of cup competitions. This practice has been the means of retarding 
the growth of the game, and in some localities has virtually stopped local 
games. Many clubs, unfortunate as to cup games, have been entirely idle for 
many weeks, owing to the fact that other clubs were busy playing cup ties. 
On the other hand, some clubs have had so many cup games that they could 
not meet their engagements in such, causing delay and friction. The adop- 
tion of a law prohibiting any cup competition, from accepting entries beyond 
the limit of the association in which their headquarters are located, except 
by permission of the other association involved, and the consent of this 
association, would do much to remove this trouble. Another matter that 
seems to be worthy of consideration, is the revision of our cup rules, so as 
to give more encouragement to the many clubs which now reap no benefit from 
its games. At the present time the great advantage is gained by a few 
clubs, while others which join are actual losers by their so doing. The rules 
should be so changed as to give a better return to the clubs in the early 
rounds and less in the final rounds. 

Looking to the future, we should take action relative to formulating sec- 
tional organizations, each controlling matters in their part of the country, 
with a tribunal to whom could be referred matters of a national character. 
To divide the country into four or five sections should be entirely feasible, 
with their own cup competitions, etc., and at the end of each season arrang- 
ing a series of games between the sectional champions, would seem to 
promise great results. I wish to thank all those who have assisted in mak- 
ing the past year one of progress and advancement, and to those members 
who have given of their time and labor in committee work I extend my 
appreciation. To "Bethlehem," "Champions of America," my congratula- 
tions are extended; als > to H", Edgar Lewis, W. H. Trend and the others 
who have worked to insure their success. Your treasurer will make a report 
showing the financial returns for the year, which I am sure you will agree 
is very creditable to the association. He has performed his work to the 
satisfaction of those who had dealings with his department, and hag adopted 
a new method of taking care of the association interests which does him 
credit. It seems to be necessary for the association to adopt some means to 
relieve the secretary of much detail, and I would suggest that the present 
method of having him secretary of the different committees be done away 
with, except in the case of the N. C. C. C. Committee. This method, and 
the local associations being given greater powers, would take away a great 
deal of the present work. 

In conclusion, I wish to state that I have found much pleasure in the 
work of the past year, and in retiring from the presidency extend my per- 
'sonal thanks to the members for the many courteous and pleasant relations 
I have enjoyed, and trust that the friendships formed may continue. 

Truly yours, 

John A. E^aNLDY. 



Mr. Presidext and Members of the National Council of the United 
States Football Association : 

Gentlemen — In submitting my annual report for 1915-16, I would like, 
first of all, to impress upon, everyone the great good our national organiza- 
tion has done tlie game, as attested by the growing attendance reported from 
all sections, and this in a season that was unusual in the preponderance of 
disagreeable weather, necessitating postponements. The unfavorable weather 
was not confined to one section of the country, but seems to have prevailed 
everywhere. In the Middle West the game has been developing in popu- 
larity with great strides, as proof of which I have only to point to the fact 
that in our Western semi-final we sent the Bethlehem Steel Company F.C. 
from Bethlehem, Pa., to Chicago, 111., and then brought the Pullman A.F.C. 
from Chicago, 111., to Bethlehem, Pa., for a replay of the tie, and each 
game showed a profit in advance of any explanation. The Chicago game 
was played on a day when rain began in the morning and continued until 
one o'clock in the afternoon. The contest was played on grounds surrounded 
by only a canvas covered wire fence, with one carriage gate and one gate 
for pedestrians, and no turnstiles or ticket offices other than a table, and in 
opposition to the opening of the American League base ball season, with the 
St. Louis club, led by Fielder Jones, a Chicago favorite, making his first 
Chicago appearance in organized base ball since he won the American League 
and World Series Championships with the Chicago White Sox, And despite 
lall of this it was a success. I do not need to impress upon yovi the fact 
that before our organization was formed such an enterprise as this would 
not even have been suggested, let alone carried through to a successful con- 
clusion. I am mentioning all of this only to show the substantial basis for 
my great faith in the future development of the organization, and the 
immense aid it is bound to prove in the promotion of the game, and to prove 
to everyone that our organization is one to be proud of, one to be worked 
for and one that is bound to grow by leaps and bounds in exact proportion 
to the loyal and faithful service we are all prepared to render to the one 
ideal that should be ever before all us — ^the welfare of the game. 

There was an unfortunate occurrence connected with the playing of the 
final, due to the fact that we were rather overwhelmed by the crowd. It 
was in great excess of all anticipations, and the grounds were not properly 
policed, with the result that a mob of rowdy partisans of the Fall River 
team broke through the lines and made an outrageous and wholly unpro- 
voked assault on the referee, David M, Whyte. The fact that similar out- 
bursts have occurred in base ball games in this country and at foot ball 
games in England and Scotland is not to be accepted as in any way justifying 
such demonstrations as that which occurred at Pawtucket, and no measure 
of precaution must be overlooked to prevent a recurrence of such an outbreak. 

During the year I made one Western trip on propaganda work at no cost 
to the association and found interest flourishing. I aided in the preliminary 
work of forming a new association to take in a circuit of six cities along 
the western border of Missouri and the eastern border of Kansas, with head- 
quarters in Kansas City, Mo. 

During my Western trip I found a general sentiment among supervisors 
of municipal recreation and playgrounds in favor of a Municipal Recreation 
Ground soccer championship, to be contested for by teams playing exclusively 
on municipal grounds and under municipal auspices, the games to be gov- 
erned by rules formulated by a committee of park commissioners to establish 
qualifications for membership on a corapeting team. 

As at present constituted these municipal playground teams draw^ no line 
between amateurism and professionalism, though they are permitted to 
receive no compensation of any sort while playing on these teams. The 
acceptance of money is a disqualification. In other words, while the players 
may be professionals or amateurs as a matter of fact, while playing on a 
municipal team they must compete under conditions which ordinarily govern 
amateur competitions. 


I have placed the suggestion on the agenda for the annual meeting that 
our association foster and encourage such a tournament, and the matter can 
be thoroughly considered and disposed of iu the Council meeting. I earnestly 
hope the Coimcil will see fit to accept my recommendation. These play- 
ground teams are composed both of growing youths and adults, and the 
grounds being public property and maintained by public funds, no restric- 
tions can. be placed upon anyone who wishes to participate, but the vast 
majority of these players are amateurs in every sense of the word. I can 
conceive of no means by which knowledge and love of the game can be better 
propagated than by its encouragement under these public auspices. 

Propaganda work was considerably interfered with by the immense growth 
of the routine work of the secretaryship. It has taken up all my days and 
a goodly portion of my nights, in which I have had only the paid help of a 
female stenographer who has been drawing a salary of but $10' a week. 
As I stated in my last annual repoi't, the work of the office is unnecessarily 
increased by correspondence which it should not be asked to handle. I wish 
to urge again upon all officers of State and district associations and man- 
agers of leagues in such organizations that they will help materially if they 
will confine their correspondence with the national secretary to national 
matters and not write to him in matters which are for the State associa- 
tions to primarily adjust for themselves. The delegates to the National 
Council could aid in this matter if they would have their associations to 
refer matters about which they are in doubt to the delegate, who could ia 
the majority of cases answer the questions direct, or indicate to the person 
in doubt what the proper procedure would be. 

I would also like to impress upom the officers of all State associations that 
it Is up to them to see that the rules of the United States Football Associa- 
tion are obeyed in their districts, and where they have been defied to take 
immediate steps to bring the offenders to book. 

I respectfully submit to you here the statistical record of the past year. 


National Challenge Cup Competition Committee— Albert W. Keane, Chairman, care 
of New Bedford Times. New Bedford, Mass.; William Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Thomas C. Cliff, New York City; Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn.; Edward P. Duffy, 
Newark, N. J.; Secretary of Committee, Thomas W. Cahill. 

Appeals Committee— Douglas Stewart, Chairman, 712 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; William D. Love, Pawtueket, R. I,; Thomas C. Cliff, New York City; William 
W. Davidson, Bayonne, N. J,; Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y.; George M. Col- 
lins, Boston, Mass.; Secretary of Committee, Thomas W. Cahill. 

Finance Committee— William Palmer, Chairman, 3321 N. Mascher Street, Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; Oliver Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Olympic Association Football Committee— John A. Femley, Chairman, 236 Central 
Avenue, Pawtueket, R. I,; Winton E. Barker, St. Louis, Mo.; George H. Kirk, Chi- 
cago. 111. ; William Cameron, Chicago, III.; R. S. Burleigh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dr. G. 
R. Manning, ex-president, New York City; Secretary of Committee, Thomas W, 

National and International Games Committee— John A. Fernley, Chairman, 236 Cen- 
tral Avenue, Pawtueket, R. I.; Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y. ; W. U. Baird, 
Yonkers, N. Y.; Richard Bolton, Greystone, R, I.; M. .F. Kellv, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
■^^/ ^* -5' J^^'^^i^^' ex-president. New York City; Peter J. Peel, Chicago, 111.; Sec- 
retary of Committee. Thomas W. Cahill. 

Press Committee— Edward P. Duffy, Chairman, 279 High Street, Newark, N. J.: M. 

•3^ii^' Brooklyn. N. Y.; George M. Collins, Boston, Mass.: Joe Booth. Bridge- 
port, Conn.; Douglas Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa.; George Healey, Detroit, Mich.; 
Secretary of Committee, Albert W. Keane. 

Reinstatement Committee— George M. Collins, Chairman (Northern Massachusetts 
?.^of.^^^^r^^™^'^T'''^ S'^*/J^*),^ ^«^^ ^^ ^' F- Ilovey Company, 33 Summer Street, 
?Fn=t^;^ ^l'"''"- '/''*'. ^'''^^^uM^^^^r^'^*^^"*)' Bridgeport. Conn.; Oliver Hemingway 
liSn^'?»/t""^^l''''?,'^^ Philadelphia. Pa.; William D. Love '(Southern New Bng- 
??«viHc«^^y4'''^''T' I^- !•; Gf"orge Healey (Michigan), Detroit. Mich. ; William W. 
Davidson (New Jersey), Bayonne, N. J.; R. S. Burleigh r Western Ppnn«vlvnnifll 
Pittsburgh. Pa.; Secretary of Committee, Thomas W Cahill Pennsyhama), 

Riiles Revision Committee-W. U. Baird, Chairman, 89 Linden Street. Yonkers. 
N. Y.; Richard Bolton, Greystone, R. I.; William W. Davidson, Bayoniie, N. j"; 


Archibald Birse, Chicago, 111.; Douglas Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa.; Secretary of 
Committee, Thomas W. Cahill. 

President John A. Fernley and Secretary Thomas "W. Cahill are ex-officio members 
of all committees. 


Since the general annual meetin? of June 5, 1915, the Council has met 
on two occasions, viz. : At Providence, R. I., November 21, 1915, and at 
Boston, Mass., February 13, 1916. The expenses attached to these two 
meetings totaled $273.58. 


The National Challenge Cup Competition Committee held seven meetings 
during the past season, viz. : At New York City, October 3, 1915 ; at Provi- 
dence, B I., November 21, 1915; at New York City, January 2, 1916; at 
Providence, R. I., January 9, 1916 ; at Boston, Mass., February 13, 1916 ; at 
Providence, R. I., April 23, 1916, and at Philadelphia, Pa., May 28, 1916. 

The expenses for the conducting of this competition and committee, includ- 
ing committeemen's traveling expenses, telegrams, postage, admission tickets, 
printing, etc., amounted to $431.63. 

Eighty-eight of the premier soccer football clubs of the country last fall 
entered the competition, as against eighty-two last year, from Massachu- 
setts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Michigan and Illinois. More than twelve hundred players, professional and 
lamateur, participated. One hundred and two games were played (including 
replays). At these games 67,970' persons paid admission, the gate receipts 
totaling $16,742.97, in comparison with last year's figures of 52,934 spec- 
tators and receipts of $13,543.35. Of this gross income the U.S.F.A. received 

The tabulated results of the National Challenge Cup Competition for the 
season 1915-1916, with the names and officials, are as follows : 


New York and New Jersey District. 

October 24, 1915, at Pennsylvania Oval, New York City— Cameron F.C., New York 
City, 2; Greenpoint F.C. of Brooklyn, N. Y., 1. Referee. T. Cunningham, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; delegate, A. Crommey, New York City. 

October 24, 1915, at Tibbits Field, Yonkers, N. Y.— Alley Boys P.C., Harrison, N. J., 
2; Clan MacDuff F.C, New York City, 0. Referee, A. Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, J. G. Barclay, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

October 24, 1915, at Marquette Oval, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Clan MacDonald F.C, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; 3, New York Hibernian F.C of New York City, 1. Referee, A. Lawrie, 
Newark, N. J.; delegate, H. Magee, New York City. 

October 24, 1915, at Degnon Field, Long Island— Our Boys F.C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 4; 
Greenville F.C. of Jersey City, N. J., 1. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, New York 
City; delegate, C. Mundell, Jersey City, N. J. 

October 24, 1915, at Olympic Park, Paterson, N. J.— I. R. T. Strollers P.O., New 
York City, 2; Haledon Thistles F.C of Paterson, N. J., 0. Referee, G. Caldicott, 
Woodhaven, L. I.; delegate, T. W. Cahill, Newark, N. J. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

October 23, 1915, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem East End F.'C, Bethlehem, Pa., 2; 
Nativity Men's Club Team of Bethlehem, Pa., 1. Referee, James Walders, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; delegate, B. Horsfall, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

October 23, 1915, at Treveskyn Field, Treveskyn, Pa.— Treveskyn F.C, Cuddy, Pa., 2; 
Donora Steels Works F.C, Donora, Pa., 1. Referee, Wilbert Reid, Carnegie, Pa.; 
delegate, Ivor A. Hopkins, Swissvale, Pa. 

October 23, 1915, at Homostead Park, Homestead, Pa.— Braddock F.C, Pitsburgh» 
Pa., 3; Pittsburgh Rovers F.C, Pittsburgh, Pa., 0. Referee, Frank Walters, Cuddy, 
Pa.; delegate, Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 


Massachusetts District. 

October 12, 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— Cove Albions F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 3; 
Hose XI F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 2. Referee George E. Mitchell, New Bedford, 
Mass.; delegate, William A. MoHugh, New Bedford, Mass. 

October 12, 1915, at New Bedford Celtic Park, New Bedford, Mass.— New Bedford 
Cotton Mill F.C., New Bedford, Mass. 2; Beehive Rangers F.C., New Bedford, 
Mass., 1. Referee, Thomas Crompton, New Bedford, Mass.; delegate, H. H. Will- 
iamson, New Bedford, Mass. 

October 23, 1915, at Fall River, Mass.— Pan-American F.C., Fall River, Mass., 6; 
Gem A.A., New Bedford, Mass., 2. Referee, Robert Gore, Pawtucket, R. I.; dele- 
gate, C. C. Murphy, Fall River, Mass. 

October 23, 1915— Taunton City F.C., forfeited game to Boston-American F.C. on 
account of disbandment of club. 

October 23, 1915, at West Lynn, Mass.— Lynn Hibernian F.C, West Lynn, Mass., 1; 
St. George F.C, Boston, Mass., 0. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; dele- 
gate, Marton Hogan, West Lynn, Mass. 

October 23, 1915, at South Lawrence, Mass.— Clan MacPherson F.C, South Lawrence, 
Mass., 2; Clan Lindsay F.C, Cambridge, Mass., 1. Referee, F. Houghton, Lawrence, 
Mass.; delegate, E. J. Anderson, Andover, Mass. 

October 23, 1915, at Worcester, Mass.— Lynn Fosse F.C, of East Lynn, Mass., 3; 
Swedish-American F.C, Worcester, Mass., 0. Referee, A. T. Underwood, Worcester, 
Mass.; delegate, G. M. Mann, Worcester, Mass. 

Connecticut District. 
October 24, 1915, at Naugatuck, Conn.— Naugatuck F. C, Naugatuck, Conn., 4; 
Bridgeport Rangers F.C, Bridgeport, Conn., 1. Referee, James Miller, New Haven, 
Conn.; delegate, George Good, Naugatuck, Conn. 

EiiODE Island District. 

October 23, 1915, at Plainfield, Conn.— Smithfield Ave. Men's Club, Pawtucket, 
R. I., 6; Plainfield F.C, Plainfield, Conn., 0. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, 
R. I.; delegate, James Royle, Plainfield, Conn. 

October 23, 1915, at Crompton, R. I.— Crompton F.C, Crompton, R. I., 4; Grey- 
Btone A.C.F.C, Greystone, R. I., 2. Referee, Harry Wade, Pawtucket, R. I.; dele- 
gate, George Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 

Northwestern New York District. 
October 24, 1915, at Rochester, N. Y.— Rochester City A.F.C, Rochester, N. Y., 7; 
Celtic A.F.C, Rochester, N. Y., 2. Referee, Frank Boniface, Rochester, N. Y.; 
delegate, James McKinlay, Rochester, N. Y. 

Cleveland District. 
October 24, 1915, at Cleveland, O.— Woodland Rovers F.C, Cleveland, 0., 6; Sons 
of St. George F.C, East Liverpool, O., 2. Referee, John Storrie, Cleveland, 0., dele- 
gate, James B. Smith, Cleveland, O. 

Chicago District. 

October 24, 1915, at Chicago, 111.— MacDuff F.C, Chicago, III., 1; Chicago-American 
F.C, Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, Al Morris, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archibald Birse, 
Chicago, 111. Note— Extra time played. 

October 31, 1915, at Chicago, Hi. (Replay)— MacDufC F.C, Chicago, 111., 2; Chicago- 
American F.C, Chicago, 111., 0. Referee, Al Morris, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archi- 
bald Birse, Chicago, 111. 

October 31, 1915, at Chicago, 111.— Hyde Park Bluesi F.C, Chicago, 111., 1; Campbell 
Rovers F.C, Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, Thomas Dempsey, Chicago, 111.; delegate, 
Samuel Darwent, Chicago, 111. Note— Extra time played. 

November 7, 1915, at Chicago, 111. (Replay)— Hyde Park Blues F.C, Chicago, IlL, 
2; Campbell Rovers F.C, Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, Thomas Dempsey, Chicago, 111.; 
delegate, Samuel Darwent, Chicago, 111. 

Detroit District. 

October 24, 1915, at Detroit, Mich.— Detroit F.C, Detroit, Mich., 5; Beaudette 
United F.C, Pontiac, Mich., 0. Referee, William Ferguson, Detroit, Mich.; dele- 
gate, Joseph Daniels, Detroit, Mich. 

October 24, 1915, at Detroit, Mich.— St. George F.C, Detroit, Mich., 2; Caledonia 
F.C, Detroit, Mich., 1. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate. George 
Healey, Detroit, Mich. . a . & 



New York and New Jersey District. 

November 14, 1915, at Jersey City, N. J.— Brooklyn F.C., Brooklyn, N. T., 2; 
Yonkers F.C., Yonkers, N. Y., 2. Referee, T. Cunningham, Brooklyn, N. Y.; dele- 
gate, W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. 

November 25, 1915, at Yonkers, N. Y. (Replay)— Yonkers F.C., Yonkers, N. Y., 1; 
Brooklyn F.C., Brooklyn, N. Y., 0. Referee, T. Cunningham, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
delegate, W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. 

November 14, 1915, at Harrison, N. J.— West Hudson A. A., Harrison, N. J., 1; 
Clan MacDonald F.C., Brooklyn, N. Y,, 1. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, New 
York City; delegate, J. G. Barclay, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

November 21, 1915, at Hawthorne Field, Brooklyn, N. Y. (Replay)— West Hudson 
A.A., Harrison, N. J., 2; Clan MacDonald F.C., Brooklyn, N. Y., 2. Referee, 
Charles E. Creighton, New York City; delegate, C. Ostrander, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

November 28, 1915, at Harrison, N. J. (Replay)— West Hudson A. A., Harrison, 
N. J., 2; Clan MacDonald F.C., Brooklyn, N, Y., 1. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, 
New York City; delegate, C. Ostrander, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

November 14, 1915, at Brooklyn, N. Y.— Brooklyn Celtic F.C., Brooklyn, N. Y., 5; 
Our Boys F.C. of Brooklyn, N. Y., 1. Referee, A. Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, H. Magee, New York City. 

November 14, 1915, at New York City— I. R. T. Strollers F.C, New York City, 5; 
Columbia Oval F.C, New York City, 1. Referee, W. Erskine, New York City; 
delegate, T. C Cliff, New York City. 

November 14, 1915, at Harrison, N. J.— Babcock & Wilcox F.C, Bayonne, N. J., 2; 
Alley Boys F.C, Harrison, N. J., 1. Referee, G. Caldicott, Woodhaven, L. I.; 
delegate, William Patrick, Bayonne, N. J. 

November 14, 1915, at New York City— Continental F.C, New York City, 5; 
Cameron F.C, New York City, 0. Referee, Andrew Lawrie, Newark, N. J.; dele- 
gate, A, Crommey, New York City. 

November 21, 1915, at West Side Park, Jersey City, N. J.— Jersey A. A., Jersey 
City, N. J., 2; Scottish- American F.C, East Newark, N. J., 1. Referee, G. Caldi- 
cott, Woodhaven, L. I.; delegate, A. E. Clary, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

November 13, 1915, at Tacony, Philadelphia, Pa.— Disston A.A., Tacony, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., 3; Wanderers F.C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, John Walders, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; delegate, William Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa. 

November 13, 1915, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C, Bethlehem, Pa., 
9; Bethlehem East End F.C, Bethlehem, Pa., 0. Referee, J. H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, 
Pa.; delegate. H. W. Trend, Bethlehem, Pa. 

November 13, 1915, at Philadelphia, Pa.— Hibernian A.F.C, Philadelphia, Pa., 15; 
Peabody F.C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, W. E. Hinds, Philadelphia, Pa.; dele- 
gate, O. Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa, 

November 13, 1915, at Philadelphia, Pa.— Viscose F.C, Marcus Hook, Pa., 2; 
Putnam F.C, Philadelphia, Pa., 1. Referee, James Kerr, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, 
W. A. Barton, Marcus Hook, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

November 13, 1915, at Homestead, Pa.— Braddock F.C, Pittsburgh, Pa., 3; Home- 
stead Steel Works F.C, Homestead, Pa., 0. Referee, Frank Walters, Cuddy, Pa.; 
delegate, Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

November 20, 1915, at Homestead, Pa.— Beadling F.C. Beadling, Pa., 2; Treveskyn 
F.C, Cuddy, Pa., 0. Referee, James Spence, Pittsburgh, Pa.; delegate, Ivor A. 
Hopkins, Swissvale, Pa. 

Massachusetts District. 

November 6, 1915, at Fall River, Mass.— Pan-American F.C, Fall River, Mass., 8; 
Charlestown F.C, Charlestown, Mass., 2. Referee, E. Pemberton, Pawtucket, R. I.; 
delegate, A. W. Keane, New Bedford, Mass. 

November 6, 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— New Bedford Celtic F.C, New Bedford, 
Mass., 5; Brockton F.C, Brockton, Mass., 1. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, 
R. I.; delegate, H. H. Wiliamson, New Bedford, Mass. 

November 13, 1915, at Boston, Mass.— Boston-American F.C, Boston, Mass., 2; 
Cove Albion F.C, New Bedford, Mass., 1. Koferae, Samuel McLerie, Boston, Mass.; 
delegate, J. Gibson, Boston, Mass, 

November 13. 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— New Bedford F.C, New Bedford, Mass., 
5; Andover United F.C, Andover, Mass., 2. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, 
Mass.; delegate, Jolin A. Femley, Pawtucket, E. I. 



November 13, 1915, at Quincy, Mass.— Fore River P.C., Quincy, Mass., 4;. Lawrence * 
F.C., Lawrence, Mass., 0. Referee, R. Ritchie, Somerville, Mass.; delegate, William: 
McGregor, Boston, Mass. „ „ ^ .„ ^ 

November 13, 1915, at Nevr Bedford, Mass.— Lynn Hibernian F.C., W. Lynn, Mass., 
3- New Bedford Cotton Mill F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 2. Referee, John Dobson, 
Fall River, Mass.; delegate, B. Redfern, New Bedford, Ma,ss. 

November 13, 1915, at Fall River, Mass.— Fall River Rovers, F.C., Fall River, Mass., 
3; Clan MacPherson F.C., S. Lr.wrence, Mass., 0. Referee, George E. Mitchell, New 
Bedford, Mass.; delegate, D. A. Coholan, New Bedford, Mass. 

November 13, 1915, at Holyoke, Mass.— Farr Alpaca F.C., Holyoke, Mass., 1; Chicopee 
Rovers F.C, Chicopee Falls, Mass.. 0. Referee, George A. Hart, Holyoke, Mass.; 
delegate, C. S. Burnett, Holyoke, Mass. 

November 13, 1915, at Lynn, Mass.— General Electric F.C, Lynn, Mass., 1; Lynn 
Fosse F.C, E. Lynn, Mass., 1. Referee, William Andrew, Boston, Mass.; delegate, 
H. Bordicott, Lynn, Mass. 

November 20, 1915, at Lynn, Mass. (Replay)— General Electric F.C, Lynn, Mass., 2; 
Lynn Fosse F.C, E. Lynn, Mass., 0. Referee, William Andrew, Boston, Mass.; 
delegate, H. Bordicott, Lynn, Mass. 

Connecticut District. 

November 14, 1915, at Bridgeport, Conn.— Bridgeport City A.F.C, Bridgeport, Conn., 
5; Naiigatuck F.C, Naugatuck, Conn,, 0. Referee, J. Miller. New Haven, Conn.; 
delegate, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. 

RnoDB Island District. 

November 6, 1915, at Pawtucket, R. I.— Crompton F.C, Crompton, R. I., 2; Howard 
& Bullough F.C, Pawtucket, R. I., 1. Pi.eferee, Robert Gore, Pawtucket, R. I.; 
delegate, William D. Love, PaAvtucket, R. I. 

November 13, 1915, at Pawtucket, R. I.— J. & P. Coats F.C, Pawtucket, R. I., 4; 
Smithfield Ave. Men's Club, Pawtucket, R. I., 0. Referee, Thomas Crompton, New 
Bedford, Mass.; delegate, George Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 

Northwestern New York District. 

November 11, 1915— Schenectady General Electric F.C, Schenectady, N. Y., for- 
feited game to Rochester City A.F.C, Rochester, N. Y. 

Cleveland District. 

November 7, 1915, at Cleveland, O.— Thistles F.C, Cleveland, O., 2; Akron F.C, 
Akron, O., 1. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, James B. Smith, 
Cleveland, 0. 

November 14, 1915, at Cleveland, O.— Cleveland F.C, Cleveland, O., 2; Woodland 
Rovers F.C, Cleveland, O., 2. Referee, John B. Storrie, Cleveland, 0.; delegate, 
James B. Smith, Cleveland, O. 

November 20, 1915, at Cleveland, O. (Replay)— Cleveland F.C, Cleveland, O., 3; 
Woodland Rovers F.C, Cleveland, O., 0. Referee, John B. Storrie, Cleveland, O.; 
delegate, James B. Smith, Cleveland, 0. 

Chicago District. 

November 14, 1915, at Chicago, 111.— Pullman A.F.C, Chicago, 111., 2; Bricklayers 
and Masons F.C, Chicago, III., 1. Referee, P. Gemmill, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Peter 
J. Peel, Chicago, 111. 

December 5, 1915, at Chicago, 111.— MacDuff F.C, Chicago, 111., 2; Hyde Park Blues 
F.C, Chicago, 111., 2. Referee, W. Napier, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archibald 
Birse, Chicago, 111. 

February 20, 1916 (Replay)— Hyde Park Blues F.C, Chicago, 111., forfeited to 
MacDufif F.C, Chicago, 111. 

Detroit Disteict. 

November 14, 1915, at Detroit, Mich.— Packard P.O., Detroit, Mich., 3; Detroit F.C, 
Detroit, Mich., 3. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, George Healey, 
Detroit, Mich. 

November 21, 1915, at Detroit, Mich. (Replay)— Packard F.C, Detroit, Mich., 2; 
Detroit P.O., Detroit, Mich., 0. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, 
George Healey, Detroit, Mich, 

November 14, 1915, at Detroit, Mich.— St. George F.C, Detroit, Mich., 7; Roses 
P.O., Detroit, Mich., 0. Referee, William Ferguson, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, 
Joseph Daniels, Detroit, Mich. 


New Yoek and New Jersey District. 

December 12, 1915, at Federal League Park, Harrison, N. J.— West Hudson A.A., 
Harrison, N. J., 0; Yonkers F.C., Yonkers, N. Y., 0. Referee, Alex Burnside, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; delegate, W. U. Baird, Yonkers. N. Y. 

January 2, 1916, at Federal League Park, Harrison, N. J. (Replay)— West Hudson 
A.A., Harrison, N. J., 2; Yonkers F.C., Yonkers, N. Y., 0. Referee, Alex Burnside, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; delegate, W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N, Y. 

December 12, 1915, at Bayonne, N. J.— Babcock & Wilcox F.C., Bayonne, N. J., 8; 
Rochester City A.F.C., Rochester, N. Y., 0, Referee, T. Cunningham, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; delegate, W. W. Davidson, Bayonne, N, J. 

December 12, 1915, at Harlem Oval, New York City— Continental F.C., New York 
City, 3; I. R. T. Strollers F.C., New York City, 0. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, 
New York City; delegate, C. Ostrander, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

December 12, 1915, at Marquette Oval, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Brooklyn Celtic F.C, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 5; Jersey A.C., Jersey City, N. J., 4. Referee, George Caldicott, 
Woodhaven, L. I.; delegate. A, Clary, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

December 11, 1915, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C, Bethlehem, Pa., 1; 
Disston A. A., Tacony, Philadelphia, Pa., 1. Referee, James Walders, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; delegate, H. W. Trend, Bethlehem, Pa. 

December 25, 1915, at Tacony, Philadelphia, Pa. (Replay)— Bethlehem Steel Co. 
F.C, Bethlehem, Pa., 3; Disston A.A., Tacony, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, James 
Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, H. W. Trend, Bethlehem, Pa. 

December 11, 1915, at Marcus Hook, Pa.— Hibernian A.F.C., Philadelphia, Pa., 2; 
Viscose B\C., Marcus Hook, Pa., 2. Referee, John Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; dele- 
gate, W. A. Barton, Marcus Hook, Pa. 

December 25, 1915, at Philadelphia, Pa. (Replay)— Hibernian A.F.C, Philadelphia, 
Pa., 3; Viscose F.C, Marcus Hook, Pa., 3. Referee, John Walders, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; delegate, W. A. Barton, Marcus Hook, Pa. 

January 1, 1916, at Philadelphia, Pa. (Replay)— Hibernian A.F.C, Philadelphia, Pa., 
4; Viscose F.C, Marcus Hook, Pa., 1. Referee, John Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
delegate, R, Bell, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

December 11, 1915, at Homestead, Pa.— Braddock F.C, Pittsburgh, Pa., 3; Beadling 
F.C, Beadling, Pa., 1. Referee, Frank Walters, Pittsburgh, Pa.; delegate, Ivor A. 
Hopkins, Swissvale, Pa, 

Massachusetts District. 

December 11, 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— New Bedford F.C, New Bedford, Mass., 
1; New Bedford Celtic F.C, New Bedford, Mass., 0. Referee, George Lambie, Bel- 
mont, Mass.; delegate, John A. Fernley, Pawtucket, R. I. 

December 11, 1915, at West Lynn, Mass.— Lynn Hibernian F.C, W. Lynn, Mass., 1; 
Boston-American F.C, Boston, Mass., 1. Referee, T. T. Ritchie, Lowell, Mass.; 
delegate, J, Gibson, Everett, Mass. 

December 25, 1915, at W. Lynn, Mass. (Replay)— Lynn Hibernian F.C, W. Lynn, 
Mass., 3; Boston-American F.C, Boston, Mass., 0. Referee, T. T. Ritchie, Lowell, 
Mass.; delegate, J. Gibson, Everett, Mass. 

December 25, 1915, at West Lynn, Mass.— General Electric F.C, Lynn, Mass., 2; 
Fore River F.C, Quincy, Mass.. 1. Referee, F. Houghton, Lawrence, Mass.; dele- 
gate, J. T. Merchant, Boston, Mass, 

December 25, 1915, at Fall River, Mass.— Fall River Rovers F.C, Fall River, Mass., 
1; Pan-American F.C, Fall River, Mass.. 0. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, 
B. I. ; delegate, P. Donnelly, Fall River, Mass. 

Connecticut District. 

December 12, 1915, at Bridgeport, Conn.— Bridgeport City A.F.C, Bridgeport, Conn., 
3; Farr Alpaca F.C, Holyoke, Mass., 3. Referee, James Miller, New Haven, Conn.; 
delegate, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. 

January 5, 1916 (Replay)— Farr Alpaca F.C, of Holyoke, Mass.. forfeited to 
Bridgeport City A.F.C, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Rhode Island District. 
December 11, 1915, at Crompton, R. I.— Crompton F.C, Crompton, R. I., 2; J. & P. 
Coats F.C, Pawtucket, R, I., 1. Referee, George E. Mitchell, New Bedford, Mass.; 
delegate, Harry Sandager, Pawtucket, R. I, 


Cleveland District. 
December 12, 1915, at Cleveland 0.— Thistles F.C., Cleveland, O., 1; Cleveland 
A.F.C., Cleveland, O., 0. Referee, John B. Storrie, Cleveland, 0.; delegate, James B. 
Smith, Cleveland, 0. 

Chicago District. 

February 27, 1916, at Chicago, 111.— Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 3; MacDuff 
F.0„ Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, Al Morris, Chicago, 111,; delegate, Peter J. Peel, 
Chicago, 111. 

Detroit District. 

December 12, 1915, at Packard Park, Detroit, Mich.— Packard F.C., Detroit, Mich., 
2; St. George F.C., Detroit, Mich., 2. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; dele- 
gate, George Healey, Detroit, Mich. 

December 19, 1915, at West End Park, Detroit, Mich. (Replay)— Packard F.C., 
Detroit, Mich., 0; St. George F.C.. Detroit, Mich, 0. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, 
Mich.; delegate, George Healey, Detroit, Mich. 

January 9, 1916, at Packard Park. Detroit, Mich. (Replay)— Packard F.C., Detroit, 
Mich., 2; St. George F.C., Detroit, Mich., 1. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, 
Mich.; delegate, George Healey, Detroit, Mich. 

New York and New Jersey District, 
January 16, 1916, at Harlem Oval, New York City— Continental F.C., New York 
City, 1; Brooklyn Celtic F.C., Brooklyn, N. Y., 0. Referee, Alex Buruside, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; delegate, C. Ostrander, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

January 16, 1916, at Harrison, N. J.— West Hudson A. A., Harrison, N. J., 2; Bab- 
cock & Wilcox F.C., Bayonne, N. J., 1. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, New York 
City; delegate, William Patrick, Bayonne, N. J. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 
January 15, 1916, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C., Bethlehem, Pa., 6; 
Hibernian A.F.C., Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, W. E. Hinds, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
delegate, H. W. Trend, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania and Cleveland District. 

January 15, 1916, at Homestead, Pa.— Thistles F.C., Cleveland, 0., 3; Braddock P.O., 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 1. Referee, D. M. Whyte, Brooklyn, N. Y.; delegate, Ivor A. 
Hopkins, Swissvale, Pa. 

Massachusetts District. 

January 22, 1916, at Fall River, Mass.— Fall River Rovers F.C., Fall River, Mass., 
4; Lynn Hibernian F.C., W. Lynn, Mass., 0. Referee, Robert Gore, Pawtucket, R. I.; 
delegate, P. Donnelly, Fall River, Mass. 

January 29, 1916, at Lynn, Mass.— New Bedford F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 7; 
General Electric F.C., Lynn, Mass., 2. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; 
delegate, John A. Fernley, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Rhode Island and Connecticut District. 
January 16, 1916, at Crompton, R. I.— Bridgeport City A.F.C., Bridgeport, Conn., 2; 
Crompton P.C, Crompton, R.I., 0. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, R. I.; 
delegate, George Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 

Chicago and Michigan District. 
March 12, 1916, at Chicago, 111.— Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 2; Packard F.C., 
Detroit, Mich., 0. Referee, W. Napier, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archibald Birse, 
Chicago, 111. 

Connecticut and New York District. 
March 5, 1916, at Bridgeport, Conn.— Continental F.C., New York City, 1; Bridge- 
port City A.F.C., Bridgeport, Conn., 0. Referee, Alex. Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
'delegate, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. 

New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania District. 
April 2, 1916, at Federal League Park, Harrison, N. J.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C., 
Bethlehem, Pa., 1; West Hudson A. A., Harrison, N. J., 0. Referee, D. M. Whyte, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; delegate, W. Davidson, Bayonne, N. J, 


Massachusetts District. 

April 1, 1916, at New Bedford, Mass.— Fall Eiver Rovers F.C., Fall River, MasR,, 1; 
New Bedford F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 1. Referee, F. Houghton, Lawrence, Mass.; 
delegate, John A. Femley, Pawtucket, R. I. Note — Extra time played. 

April 8, 1916, at Fall River, Mass (Replay)— Fall River Rovers F.C., Fall River, 
Mass., 6; New Bedford F.C., New Bedford, Mass., 0. Referee, F. Houghton, Law- 
rence, Mass.; delegate, John A. Fernley, Pawtucket, E. I. 

Cleveland and Chicago District. 

March 19, 1916, at Cleveland, 0.— Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 3; Thistles F.C., 
Cleveland, O., 1, Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, James B. Smith, 
Cleveland, O. 

Western Division. 

April 16, 1916, at Hyde Park Blues Oval, Chicago, 111.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C., 
Bethlehem, Pa., 0; Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 0. Referee, John B, Stark, Detroit, 
Mich.; delegate, T. W. Cahill, New York City; linesmen, Al Morris, Chicago, 111., 
and Walter Napier, Chicago, 111. Note— Extra time played. 

April 22, 1916, at Lehigh University Stadium, S. Bethlehem, Pa. (Replay)— Bethle- 
hem Steel Co. F.C., Bethlehem, Pa., 2; Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, 
John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, T. W. Cahill, New York City; linesmen, 
J. H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, Pa., and James Walder, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Eastern Division. 
April 15, 1916, at Coats Field, Pawtucket, R. I.— Fall River Rovers F.O., Fall River, 
Mass., 1; Continental F.C., New York City, 0. Referee, George Lambie, Boston, 
Mass.; delegate, John A. Fernley, Pawtucket, R. I.; linesmen, Robert Gore, Paw- 
tucket, R. I., and W. Taylor, Pawtucket, R. I. Note— Extra time played. 


May 6, 1916, at Coats Field, Pawtucket, R. I.— Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C., Bethlehem, 
Pa., 1; Fall River Rovers F.O., Fall River, Mass., 0. Referee, David M. Whyte, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; delegates, Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y., and George M. 
Collins, Boston, Mass.; linesmen, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn., and George E. 
Mitchell, New Bedford, Mass, 


Season 1915-1916. 










Net Gain 

Qualifying .. 

.... $991.97 

$49.60 (5%) 





.... 3,107.05 

310.66 (10%) 





.... 3,328.35 

332.92 (10%) 





.... 1,087.00 

108.70 (10%) 





... 2.712.80 

271.28 (10%) 




Semi-finals . . 

.... 3,543.05 

544.07 (1/3 Net Receipts) 





.... 1.972.75 

487.00 (1/3 Net Receipts) 




$16,742.97 $2,104.23 $117.00 $32.02 $1,955.21 

Total paid attendance for season, 67,970. 


The Reinstatement Committee during the past season received and acted 
upon forty applications of professional players desiring reinstatement as 
amateurs. The committee aporoved thirty-six and rejected four. The rev- 
enue derived from the work of this committee amounted to $36, The names 
and addresses of those reinstated are as follows : 

1. By John Lone. New Jersey District, June 3, 1915, Dick Gibb, 265 Clifton Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, July 23, 1915, Peter Sweeney, 34 
West 17th Street, Bayoune, N. J. 


3. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, August 13, 1915, Harry Neil, 1 Peach 
Street, Paterson, N. J. 

4. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, August 26, 1915, John G. Stokes, 305 
Grant Avenue, Kearny, N. J. 

5. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, August 2S, 1915, Samuel Bustard, 
245 Hope Avenue, Passaic, N. J. 

6. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, August 26, 1915, Urquhart Adamson, 
47 Henderson Street. Paterson, N. J. 

7. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, August 28, 1915, William H. Matthews, 
507 Broad Street, East Bethlehem, Pa. 

€. By Joe Booth, Connecticut District, August 29, 1915, Robert James, 92 Harriet 

Street, Bridgeport, Conn. 
9. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, September 14, 1915, John Ross, 91 

Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

10. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, September 15, 1915, Kenneth MacKay, 
434 West 17th Street, New York City. 

11. By G. M. Collins, Massachusetts District, September 15, 1915, Walter Warburton, 
878 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass. 

12. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 20, 1915, Arthur Newton, 
139 South Lumber Street, Allentown, Pa. 

13. By 0. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 20, 1915, Frederick Smart, 
3403 Tampa Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

14. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 21, 1915, Clarence W. Gria- 
wold, 5913 North Mervine Street, Fern Rock. 

15. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 21, 1915, Willie Clegg, 3547 
Ainslie Street, East Falls, Philadelphia, Pa. 

16. By G. M. Collins, Massachusetts District, September 22, 1915, Donald Meldrum, 
493 Quincy Avenue, East Braintree, Mass. 

17. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 24, 1915, William Alexander, 
181 Fifth Avenue, Mainsonneuve, Mont., Can. 

18. By 0. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September 30, 1915, Thomas H. 
Walder, 651 East Thayer Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

19. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District. September 30, 1915, Robert Robinson, 
525 West Cornwall Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

20. By O. Hemingway, Philadelnhia District, September 30, 1915, Fred Foster, 3019 
North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

21. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, September SO, 1915, George O. Grim- 
ditch, 127 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

22. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, October 1, 1915, James Dimmack, 51 
Quitman Street, Newark, N. J. 

23. By Joe Booth, Connecticut District, October 1, 1915, George Bunning, Oneco, Conn. 

24. By Joe Booth, Connecticut District, October 1, 1915, George Underwood, Oneco, 

25. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, October 5, 1915, Archie Strain, 19 
Kearny Avenue, Kearny, N. J. 

26. By O. Hemingway, Philadelphia District, October 14, 1915, John O'Brien, 2939 
North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

27. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, Alex Black- 
wood, Turtle Creek P. O., Pa. 

28. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, William 
Morrison, 6323 Howe Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

29. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, James 
Whyte, 229 Eighth Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

30. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, Thomas 
Young, 2422 Sidney Street, S. S., Pa. 

31. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, Robert 
Boyle, 1023 Oliffe Street, Braddock, Pa. 

32. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District. October 18, 1915, John W. 
Lowther, 321 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

33. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, Charles 
Howe, 337 Freeport Road, New Kensington, Pa. 

34. By R. S. Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 18, 1915, James 
McHenry, Cherry Valley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

35. By R. S, Burleigh, Western Pennsylvania District, October 19, 1915, James 
Brown, 2113 Locust Street, Swissvale, Pa. 

36. By William Davidson, New Jersey District, October 21, 1915, Jack Conlon, 3 
Hoyt Street, Kearny, N. J. 

1, Tintle, All-America goal-k < i r ui cnoat effort to prevent first goal scored by 
Swedes in game of Aiigust 24, 191G, wherein tourists met their only defeat. 2, In 
attack on All- America goal, the forward of Swedish team is just beaten for ball by 
Neil G. Clarke, center half, through great headwork of American player. Jumping 
into the air, Clarke cleared the ball with his head in magdificont style, thereby pre- 
venting the Swedes from scoring. 


August 17, 1916. 
Guests of Mr. J. S. Edstrom and the Vasteras Base Ball Club. 

This photo shows a part of the 20,000 spectators that witnessed the contest on August 
15, 1916. Ernie Hjertberg (in ring) is sliown leading the cheering. 

(I) American boxing on board Frederick VIII— 1, Diedericlisen; 2, Spaldiiiji-; 3, G. 
Tintle, Referee. (2) 1, J. S. Edstrom, Vasteras, Sweden; 2, K. Schwenson, Copen- 
hagen, who trained with American players on shipboard en route to Scandinavia. 
(3) American team throwing the medicine ball on shipboard. 



(1) Douglas Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa., First Vice-President United States Football 
Association; President Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. 

(2) George Healey, Second Vice-President United States Football Association; President 
Michigan State Soccer Association, 1914-16. (3) George M. Collins, Boston, Mass., j; 

Third Vice-President United States Football Association; Secretary Northern Massa- 
chusetts and New Hampshire State Football Association. (4) Archibald Birse, Chi- 
cago 111., Treasurer United States Football Association, 1913-17. (5) Albert W. 
Keaiie, New Bedford, Mass., Chairman National Challenge Cup Competition Committee 
of the' United States Football Association, 1915-16. 

(1) Dr. James A. Babbitt, Haverford College, Chairman Committee on Association 
Football Rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; Toastmaslcr at 
Annual Dinner of the United States Football Association, held at Hotel A^allmi, 
iPhiladelphia, Pa., May 29, 1916. (2) Major A. B. De Saulles, President Blue Moun- 
Itain Soccer League, 1914-15. 


University of Pennsylvania, 

Secretary Committee on Association Football Rules of the National Collegiate 

Athletic Association; Editor Spalding's Official College 

Soccer Football Guide. 



The Appeals Committee has held four meetings since June 1915 viz.: 
Tune 30, 1915; July 25, 1915; December 19, 1915, at New York City, and 
February 12, 1916, at Boston, Mass., and heard and acted on three matters 
rought before it as follows : 

Appeal of the officers and delegates of the American League of Association 
Football Clubs of Philadelphia, Pa, from the decision of the Football Asso- 
ciation of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. The hearing and action on 
this appeal required the two meetings of June 30' and July 25, 1915, and 
was decided by reversing the decision of the Football Association of Ea'stern 
Pennsylvania and District as to the delegates and sustaining it as to the 
officers, and the fee of $25 was ordered forfeited by the appellants. 

Appeal of Columbia Oval F.C. from the decision of the American Football 
Association. This appeal was hoard and acted on December 19, 1915, and 
not sustained, but it was ordered that the costs of the appeal should be 
borne by the Brooklyn Celtic F.C. 

Appeal of Archibald Birse from decision of Peel Challenge Cup Commis- 
sion was heard and acted on February 12. 1916. and sustained — the sus- 
pension being lifted — the Peel Challenge Cup Commission required to imme- 
diately formulate and submit a proper set of rules governing the organization 
and that the expenses incident to the appeal be borne by the parties, in the 
Droportion of one-third by Archibald Birse and two-thirds by the Peel Chal- 
enge Cup Commission. 

The expenses of this committee amounted to $35.19. 


The Finance Committee during the past season has assisted the treasurer 
in a most creditable manner and as all bills have had to have their approval 
before being allowed, it can be readily seen that this committee's duties 
have been very responsible. The treasurer's report will demonstrate how 
faithfully they have performed their duties, 

This committee will submit its report to the Council on May 29. 

No meeting. No report. 

No meeting. No report. 

I cannot close my report without extending my highest compliments to the 
Bethlehem Steel Company Football Club, winners of the National Challenge 
Cup for second successive year. A cleaner and more sportsmanlike club 
could not be organized than this one, and while throughout the entire con- 
test a high general average of sportsmanship was maintained, the experience 
of the Cup Committee with the Bethlehem Steel Company F.C. has been of 
the pleasantest. Neither this year nor in the preceding one was there ever 
the slightest complaint made against the club, its management, or any of 
its players for any infraction of the rules, intentional or accidental. The 
Bethlehem club is a team of champions of which the United States Football 
Association can well be proud. 

In conclusion, I wish to sincerely thank my associate officers and all of 
the members of this Council for the hearty co-operation I have had from 
them in the conduct of the affairs of my office during this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas W. Cahill, 

Hon. Secretary U.S.F.A, 




The Officers, Delegates and Council of the U.S.F.A. 

Chicago, III., May 16, 1&16. 

I have pleasure in submitting this, the third annual report of the finances 

of our national bodv. The handsome balance remaining in our treasury will 

be gratifying to the' entire membership. To my mind, the perfect and prompt 

service i-endered by Secretary Cahill to this department of our body cannot 

be excelled. . ,, ^ ..x ^ 

Respectfully submitted, ^ 

Archibald Birse, j 


Receipts ^^'^2X - 

Disbursements Z,J.tV.o 

Balance on hand, May 16, 1916 $2,412,72| 

Archibald Birse, Treasurer. 
Herbert R. Burrows, 
John C. Soutter, 

U.S.F.A. Auditors. 

By Douglas Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The third annual banquet of the United States Football Association was 
held on the night of May 29, 1916, at the Hotel Walton in Philadelphia. 
It was given under the auspices of the Football Association of Eastern 
Pennsylvania and District. The toastmaster was Dr. James A. Babbitt of 
Haverford College, Secretary of the Association Football Committee of the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association. His remarks in opening the 
spealjing for the evening were Interesting and to the point, and his remarlis 
on introducing the various spealiers stamped him as a toastmaster of a 
high degree. 

H. Edgar Lewis was to have responded to the toast of the United States 
Football Association, but owing to illness Mr. Roberts took his place and 
made a very interesting address. 

Professor John D. Mahoney of West Philadelphia High School responded 
to the toast of Philadelphia in a manner which made all Phiiadelphians 
proud of him and, those not of Philadelphia glad to have heard him. Pro- 
fessor H. R. Reiter of Lehigh University responded to the toast of Athletics, 
his remarks going to show the beneficial effect of athletics in the physical 
and mental upbuilding of p man and particularly its eflCect on his will and 
his moral courage. 

Rowland A. Patterson of New York City responded to the toast of Public 
School Athletics, He showed what a remarkable improvement had taken 
place in the development — physically, mentally and morally — of the children 
in the various public schools into which athletics had been properly intro- 
duced and maintained. 

George S. Graham, Sporting Editor of The North American, responded to 
tS*o toast of the Press and showed in an amusing, but none the less enlight- 
ening, manner why everybody couldn't always get what they wanted into 
the paper and why the newspapers really couldn't devote the whole of 
their sporting space to association football. 

President John A. Fernley presented the National Challenge Cup to the 
Bethlehem team and the winners and runners-up medals to the appropriate 
players. Other speeches of much interest were those of Peter J. Peel of 
Chicago Mayor de Saulles of Bethlehem and Mr. Hershey of Allentown, 
after which the diners settled down to a concert of vocal and instrumental 
music, which lasted into the small hours of the morning, and evervbodv 
felt good and happy. *" ^ * 


National Challenge Cup Final, 1913-16 

By Habrt Sandager, Pawtucket, R. I. 


Now that the tumult and the shouiing has died out and the trouble which 
marked the final of the National Challenge Cup competition in Pawtucket, 
R. I., on May 6, 1916. Is fast fading into oblivion, officers of the United 
State Football Association look back upon the scene through rose-colored 
glasses. Like true optimists, they maintain that the very fact that Referee 
David M. Whyte was mobbed is proof positive of the constantly increasing 
Interest in soccei'. for the crowd of 10,000 people which watched the Beth- 
lehem Steel Works eleven defeat the Rovers of Fall River, Mass., so far 
surpassed expectations that the management neglected to provide adequate 
police protection. 

It is Indeed to be regretted that so hard fought a game should have had 
Its 1 — score made possible through the medium of a penalty kick, and 
inasmuch as Referee Whyte escaped from the angry Fall River rooters with 
nothing worse than. & torn shirt and a fisticuff or two, the experience may 
teach the U.S.F.A. ofl3cials a lesson on how to handle big games hereafter. 

There is no question but that the best team won. The Rovers not once 
in the ninety minutes of play forced a corner. But it is a pity that at 
least one of the three goals that Bethlehem missed earlier in the game could 
not have stood as the deciding score. No less than thrice Bethlehem for- 
wards drove shots against the crossbar or uprights, but the goal that won 
the game came when Charley Burns charged Neil Clarke inside the ppnalty 
area ten minutes from time. Burns bowled Clarke over as he leaped into 
the air to head the ball and on the resultant penalty Fleming whipped the 
sphere past Albin for the deciding tally. 

This score so angered the 2,000 Fall River rooters present that anybody 
with, half an eye could see that there would be trouble when the game was 
over, as the police during the last ten minutes of play had to enlist the 
services of civilians to keep the excited crowd back from the lines. 

The fans came to Pawtucket from all parts of New England by auto?, 
train and electric cars, and soon they created a jam at the box offices so 
great that hundreds clambered over the fence, not so much to evade fare as 
to get a vantage point before the best seats were gone. The gatemen found 
it impossible to keep pace with the rush and a good many dollars strayed 
away from the U.S.F.A. coffers because of the unpreparedness. 

The game was started promptly at 3.30 o'clock. Lieutenant-Governor San 
Souci began the contest by marching from the sidelines with the ball in his 
hands. He gave it to Referee Whyte, who placed it in position, and the 
game was on. The Rovers had won the toss, so Clarke kicked off for Beth- 
lehem. The first kick-off was a false start, however, for Sv/ords was In 
motion before the ball left Clarke's foot. Whyte called the teams back and 
the next time evervbody was onside and the bitter battle for the cup was on. 

Bethlehem in the first half exhibited by far the better teamwork and had 
all the advantage. Shortly after the kick-off Dalton gave Duncan a save, 
but that was the only time In the forty-five minutes that the big Scotchman 
handled the ball except to place It for a goal kick. The Rovers had to fight 
tooth and nail to keep the ball out of their net, but they were equal to the 
emergency, although three times luck alone saved a score. Neil Clarke twice 
hit the uprights, and once, after some clever passing with Clarke and 
Fleming, Butler drove a cannon-ball shot against the crossbar. The Beth- 
lehem forwards pressed constantly, but near the goal their game lacked 
execution. Thev were too methodical about it and the Rovers found it easy 
to stop them. They were further handicapped in the first half by an Injury 
to Campbell, who bumped into Bouchard of the Rovers, and was compelled 


to leave the field. After the wound had .been bandaged, however, hti 
rp-pntpred the game and soon was himself again. ^ . ^r, . ,„ 

S the second half the Rovers showed a big improvement in their play, 
but thev didS^t have the punch when they got near the goal, and Duncan 
had prl;ious little to do, despite the persistent efforts of Swords and Sul- 
livan As the time limit approached the game grew rougher and rougher. 
Just before the plav that decided the contest Sullivan was penalized for an 
illcinl char-e On the free kick that followed the Bethlehem forwards came 
down the field, and as the ball was lifted in the air Clarke jumped and 
attempted to head it into the net. Charley Burns threw himself against the 
I5ethlphem center and sent him rolling over and over upon the turt. Whyte s 
whistle shrilled sharply and a silence fell over the fans. Then as they saw 
the referee place the ball in position for a penalty kick and they watched 
how the Rovers crowded around him, protesting vehemently, the Fall River 
faction shrieked its disapproval. ^ , ^^ , . , ^ 

There was another silence as Fleming prepared to take the kick, and 
when the sphere went humming into the net there was a wild yell from the 
Bethlehem sympathizers and a medley of hoots and groans from the Fall 
River fans, who worked themselves up into a perfect frenzy of rage in the 
last ten minutes of plav that might well have boded ill for Whyte had not 
the players surrounded him and fought their way off the field to the club- 
house at the end of the contest. 

It was an unfortunate termination to a splendid game. Nobody likes to 
see a game lost on a penalty kick, but to the credit of Secretary Harold 
Crook of the Rovers be it said that he was among the first to congratulate 
the winners, and did so with an absence of bitterness that was in marked 
contrast to the excited Spindle City rooters. 

The line-up : 

Bethlehem (1). Position. Rovers (0). 

Duncan Goal Albin 

Fletcher Right Full-back Booth 

Ferguson Left Full-back C. Burns 

Murray Right Half-back F. Burns 

Campbell Center Half-back Bouchard 

Morrison (captain) Left Half-back Stone 

McDonald Outside Right Morgan 

Pepper Inside Right Sullivan 

Clarke Center Forward Dalton 

Butler Inside Left Swords (captain) 

Fleming Outside Left Garant 

Goal— Fleming. Referee— David M. Whyte, president of National Referees' Union. 
Linesmen — Booth of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mitchell of New Bedford. Time of halves 
— 15 minutes. 


Bethlehem Steel Company Football Club 

By H. W. Trend, Secretary. 

Officers — Bethlehem Steel Company Athletic Committee — Chairman, W. F. 
loberts ; vice-chairman, W. H. Bischoff ; secretary-treasurer, A. N. Roberts • 
loccer, H. E. Lewis ; base ball, S. T. Harleman, R. A. Lewis, W. J. Priestley, 
J. T. Fonda. 

Club Record. 
Champions of the United States. 
Winners of National Challenge Trophy, 1915-1916. 
American Cup Winners, 1914-1916. 

Team — H. Edgar Lewis, manager; H. W. Trend, secretary; R. Morrison, 
aptain ; T. C. Fleming, vice-captain ; W. Duncan, S. Fletcher, J. Ferguson 
\ Murray, J. Campbell, N. A. Clarke, G. McKelvey, S. MacDonald f! 
epper, D. Brown, P. Butler, R. Scaife, J. Wilson, R. Graham, J. Dean 
nd J. Lance. 

RECORD OF THE TEAM, 1915-1916. 
Date. Wliere 

1915. Opponents. Kind of game. played. 

ept. 25— West Hudson F.C Exhibition Home 

let. 6 — Hibernian F.C Exhibition Home 

9 — Columbia F.C Exhibition Home 

16 — Boys' Club League game Home 

23 — Victor Talking Machine Co League game Away 

30 — Hibernian F.C First round A. Cup. ..Home 

fov. 6-r-Allentown Y.M.C.A Exhibition Home 

13 — Bethlehem East End F.C First round N. Cup. ..Home 

20 — Disston F.C League game Away 

25 — Pick of Blue Mountain League. Exhibition Home 

)ec. 4 — Ranger F.C League game Home 

11 — Disston F.C Second round N. Cup. .Home 

25 — Disston F.C ,.*Second round N. Cup. Away 


an. 9 — Boys' Club League game Away 

" 15 — Hibernian F.C Third round N. Cup.. .Home 

" 22 — Hibernian F.C Exhibition Away 

" 29 — Clan MacDonald F.C Second round A. Cup.. Home 

'eb. 12 — Ranger F.C League game Home 

" 19 — Victor Talking Machine Co tLeague game Home 

lar. 25 — Pick of Blue Mountain League. Exhibition Home 

Lpr. 2 — West Hudson F.C Fourth round N. Cup. .Away 

" 16 — Pidlman of Chicago Semi-final N. Cup Away 

" 22 — Pullman of Chicago *Semi-final N. Cup.. ..Home 

•• 24— Hibernian F.C League game Away 

" 30— Jersey City F.C. Third round A. Cup... Away 

^^7 ^"F'all River Rovers Final N. Cup Away 

11 — Disston F.C League game Home 

13 — Hibernian F.C League game Home 

20— Fall River Rovers Semi-final A. Cup Away 

27— Disston F.C **League game Away 

une 10 — Scottish-Americans ..Final A. Cup Home 

Total , „.., 116 14 

♦Replay. **Play-off. fForfeit to Bethlehem. 

When the sporting annual records for this year are made up the com- 
pilers will record for the first time an achievement in soccer or association 











































football that has never before been accomplished by the same team. Th 
eleven represents the Bethlehem Steel Company, one of the greatest eleven 
ever organized in this country. They not only captured the National Cha] I 
lenge Cup but also the American Football Association Cup. The twofoli T 
victory of the steel workers was not only a great triumph for the member 
of the team and its officers, but also a reward of effort, a deserving rewar( 
that comes to those who devote their time and effort for the advancemen 
of good, clean athletics, the foundation on which the Athletic Committer 
of the Bethlehem Steel Company is building all its branches of athletics. 

The remarkable feat accomplished, during the season just closed, namelj; 
the winning of the National and American trophies, gives them the titi- 
of undisputed champions of Ajnerica, which is very gratifying to the official 
of the Bethlehem Steel Company and its Athletic Committee, and also the 
followers of the Bethlehems, who royally supported their champions through! 
out the entire soccer season. The remarkable success of the Bethlehem Steei 
Company team can be attributed to three things : first, the painstakin|i 
efforts and sound judgment of its manager, H. Edgar Lewis ; second, thii 
careful and consistent training of the team, coupled with the harmony thaii 
existed among the members at all times ; third, the untiring work of tho$<i 
in charge and the constant publicity of the game. 

The record of thirty-one games played with only one defeat is ail the morr 
wonderful when one stops to consider that a great many of the cup game? 
were played away from home, the team in many instances being forced tc 
travel hundreds of miles before playing these very important matches. Th( 
season opened on August 1, 1915, on which date Bethlehem Steel played £ 
picked team of Philadelphia professionals at Point Breeze, and closed OB 
June 10, 191G, when the final for the American Cup was played, ending 
one of the longest and hardest seasons in the history of the Bethlehem Club. 

Much of the success of the team is due to Mr. C. M. Schwab, the steel 
magnate, who is a firm believer in the theory that "All work and no play 
makes ,Tack a dull boy," so he encourages athletics among his 25,000 
employees. In order to more fully provide proper facilities, Mr. Schwab 
has just caused to be laid out an athletic field, on which will be expended 
$150,000 in providing the handsome grandstands, field house with gymnasium, 
quarter-mile track, soccer field, base l)all field, tennis courts, etc. The flelc 
was formally presented to the employees of the company by President 
Eugene G. Grace on June 24, 1916, before ten thousand people who attended 
the ceremonies. This athletic field is one of the most modern and most 
expensive of its kind any industrial concern has furnished for its employees. 
While Mr. Schwab has provided the financial end, yet the real credit for the 
great success of the champion soccer team is attributed to the efforts of 
H. E. Lewis, the manager, a man who stands for only that which is just 
and right. He has gained the admiration and friendship of all with whom 
he has come in contact. He has a great faculty for picking out a star 
player and also displays great ability in getting out of the men the best that 
IS in them. Another very noticeable feature of the team is their clean 

The personnel of the Bethlehem Steel team comprises Scotch, English, 
Irish and American-born players. For several years this eleven has played 
together, except for an occasional change when a new star was added to 
the list. The players receive no remuneration for playing, however : they 
all occupy good positions in the steel plant and are given time to practice 
^°^u"^^.^^.*^.^, ^^?S ^^\P^ ^^^(^^ are necessary in the various cup competitions. 

The individual goal averages of the players for the season are: Fleming 
17, Brown 1< Clarke 17, Pepper 16, MacDonald 9, Graham 5, Miller 5, 
Murray 5, McKolvey 4, Dean 3, Butler 3, Lance 3, Fletcher 1, Morrison 1 
Camoletti 1, Opponents 3. » > » 


Work and Needs of United States Football 

]By Douglas Stewart, First Vice-President. 

.^•'The year ending on May 29, 1916, can, without doubt, be marked down as 
a period of progress in the history of the United States Football Associa- 
tion. The conduct of affairs indicates that the association is commencing to 
find itself and more or less grasp the nature of the problems which exist in 
the proper government of the game of association football in the United 
States. This condition is undoubtedly due, in some degree, to the general 
improvement in. the personnel of the Council, v/hich is waking up to the 
necessity of taking a broader and more impersonal view of things than has 
hitherto existed. This of course is beneficial, not only to the game, but its 
government, and it is believed the members of the association will see the 
wisdom of sending only their best men as delegates to the Council. 
> The conduct of the meetings shows improvement, but there is room for 
still greater and much improvement. There is too much time taken up in 
the discussion of details which should be handled only by committees, thereby 
leaving insufficient time for the discussion of matters of national import, 
and the president should find it unnecessary to go into the details of any 
matter at the meeting — this is a prerogative of the members of the Council. 

The committees appointed to handle matters brought before them should be 
capable of handling these matters in the best possible way and should be of 
Buch caliber as to command the respect and confidence of the other members 
of the Council. These committees should give full reports of their proceed- 
ings at the meetings of the Council so that the Council can grasp the pur- 
port and effect of the action of the committees, and any recommendations 
made by them be received with respect. 

The National Challenge Cup Committee seems to have handled all mat- 
ters within its jurisdiction in a capable and successful manner and strictly 
in accordance with the rules. 

The Appeals Committee has apparently handled all business brought before 
it in a satisfactory manner, but the procedure of the Appeals Committee is 
as yet a rather indefinite quantity. By certain amendments incorporated in 
the rules at the annual meeting the work of the committee will be facili- 
tated, but there yet remains the necessity of a better understanding of the 
nature of the work of this committee among the members of the association. 
Business brought before it should be done in such a manner that the mem- 
bers of the committee should not be obliged to patiently listen for hours to 
more or less disjointed and disconnected arguments as to the merits of a 
case before they glean a knowledge of the facts. The idea seems to prevail 
that the Appeals Committee is a mere trial board, instead of the legal com- 
mittee of the association, and that it is proper for the contestants to bring 
all their witnesses and have the case fully tried before the committee. 
Undoubtedly, in the present condition of the government of the game, this is 
more or less necessary. 

The State or district associations, however, should be so organized that 
appealable cases will be carefully and thoroughly tried by them and a com- 
plete record of the proceedings sent to the Appeals Committee so that it 
could go over the facts and the evidence adduced in support thereof, and 
when the Appeals Committee meets let it be for discussion and deliberation 
of the case presented to it and the hearing of any additional information 
required by it. The real procedure is nerhaps a trifle too altruistic for a 
football organization, but it is, nevertheless, the proper way to handle such 
a matter. It would have the effect of causing the parties to be very careful 
in their actions and give them the opportunity to think twice before the 
matter came to the Appeals Committee, Decisions given by State associa- 
tions are not usually given with tte degree of care such matters warrant 
and the average appellant should be taught to realize that an appeal to the 



United States Football Association is not such a simple matter as protestini 
a g-ame. Of course the Appeals Committee procedure should not be made s( 
expensive that an appeal would be prohibitive, yet there is no reason whj 
the United States P^ootball Association should be put to a great deal ol 
trouble and expense simply because State associations do not take the troublf 
to properly handle their own affairs. ^..,1, ^ ^. ^- , u a 

The Rules and Revision Committee is a body which has not distinguished 
l+self during the past year by a full and proper exercise of its functions. 
The rules governing every member should be passed upon by this committee 
and no association admitted to membership before the committee has passed 
on its rules and found them to conform to the requirements of the rules of 
the United States Football Association. Also any proposed changes of the 
rules of the U.S.F.A. should be submitted to it from time to time and their 
adoption be dependent on the approval of the Rules and Revision Committee, 
In other words, any proposed changes or new laws should be sent to this 
committee sufficiently far ahead of the annual meeting to enable the com- 
mittee to go carefully into the matter of the propriety or fitness of the 
proposed changes or additions, and publish them in time for consideration by 
the members of the Council before the meeting, so that the adoption of the;i! 
recommendations of the committee would be more or less of a formality 
unless where vital principles were involved and required discussion and con 
Bideration by the Council as a whole. The other committees seem to have 
handled the work allotted to them in a satisfactory manner. 

The problem of adequate representation on the Council of the various 
State or district associations has been partially met by the provision that 
each State or district shall have but one governing body and that these 
State or district associations shall have representation on the Council in 
proportion to their membership. The problem of cup competitions holding 
direct afiiliation with the U.S.F.A. wall straighten itself out in time. 

With the game developing as it is the new method of representation will 
before long be found inadequate, and it will then be necessary to divide the 
country into divisions, say of Eastern, Middle and Western and perhaps 
Southern ; the State or district associations holding direct membership in 
these divisional associations and the divisional associations making up the 
membership of the United States Association. 

Insufficient propaganda work is done by the association among the schools 
and colleges. Who ever, among any of the high schools, preparatory schools 
or colleges, hears or knows of the existence of the United States Associa- 
tion at all. to say nothing of its doing anything for the game? Extremely 
few. The average member is too much taken up with the present — the 
imported player — nursing him along in such a manner that the average player 
always asks how much there is in it for him when he is asked to play, and 
properly so ; because, if he were not pandered to as he is, the thouglit would 
not occur to him. The managers and those responsible for the managers do 
not seem to realize that they are missing golden opportunities ; take the 
money they so freely spend on their imported pets and spend it on the 
American boy in such a way that he will learn how to play the game prop- 
erly and well and, when he is old enough, fight for and make his place on 
a team, glad of the opportunity to play by reason of the real, healthy satis- 
faction, mentally and physically, that he gets out of the game It is the 
duty of the U.S.F.A. to see that this spirit is encouraged in every way. Cups 
are not very expensive things: let the U.S.F.A. put up cups for inter-class 
competition at schools and colleges. In that wav the youngsters will learn 
of the U.S.F.A. and what it is doing for the game, and when they get away 
from their school or college and keep on playing with some team or other 
they will always bear in mind the U.S.F.A. with what it is for and what 
It does. 

I am also of the opinion that the U.S.F.A. should run more than one cup 
competition ; let it run divisional competitions, at present, eastern and mid- 
dle divisions, with committees mainly selected from the particular divisions, 
with, say one memlier of the National Challenge Cup Committee on each, 
f?„^ .»,*^^*^^°Pv^^^x.^".? runners-up in these divisional competitions play 
each other for the National Challenge Cup. This, however, is a matter 
Which will doubtless receive attention before the next season has passed. 

President of the Bethlehem Steel Company, who recently presented the new $150,000 
Athletic Field and its splendid equipment to the employees of the company. Mr. 
Grace has done considerable in the way of welfare work for his employees, and this 
is only one of many such thoughts that he has encouraged. Himself a great athlete, 
having captained his university base ball team, he follows with keen Interest the 
contests of the employees of his company, and has done much good for soccer. 

Pach Bros., Photo. 

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DIED DECEMBER 2 2, 1915 

By II. W. TrExXD. 

The sudden death of John M. Herbig, which occurred on Wednes- 
day evening, December 22, at Mr. Schwab's Yuletide Dinner which he 
gives annually to his lieutenants, was a sad blow both to the Steel 
Company and the athletic world. Mr. Herbig had just concluded 
his address at the banquet before midnight when he was stricken 
with heart failure, whicli proved fatal. He was connected with 
the Bethlehem Steel Company for a period of twenty-five years, 
and at the time of his death was superintendent of machine shops, 
in charge of all heavy and light ordnance work. He took great 
interest in athletics and was president of the Athletic Committee 
of the Bethlehem Steel Company ; also took much pride in the 
Steel Company soccer team, national champions. 


nn,bIe„a„o of '^-,f»«;;;- ^-^^o-Mp o, .,.e United S.a.e. Won .. Be.He.en, 
^iwi company football Club, Seasons 1914-15, 1915-16. 


Bethlehem, Pa., 

Secretary Bethlehem Steel Company Football Club and an effective force behind 

the development of the champions. 

p.ETiiLEiiioM sri:i:L company footp,all club float in parade at dedi- 
cation or THE NEW athletic field presented by 


wiLiin: crp. emblematic of the soccer championship of the blue 


(1) David M. Whyte, President United States Referees' Union; Referee United 
States Football Association Final, Betlileliem (Pa.) Steel Company vs. Fall River 
Mass.) Rovers, played at Coats Field, Pawtucket, R. I., May 6, 1916. (2) A. Mercer 
Addison, President Philadelphia Referees' Association; First Vice-President United 
States Referees' Union. (3)— 1, James Walders, Linesman, Philadelphia, Pa.; 2, John 
B. Stark, Referee, Detroit, Mich.; 3, John H. Carpenter, Linesman, Bethlehem, Pa.; 
Officials for the Replay of the Semi-final National Challenge Cup Tie Game, Lehigh 
University Stadium, South Bethlehem, Pa., April 22, 1916. Bethlehem (Pa.) F.C., 2; 
Pullman A.F.C., Chicago, 111., 1. 

Jim .. V^.^. ?.", .^^r^'^^^'ition; Secretary Coi 

udent Connecticut State Football Assotiatlon. 

Connecticut Live "Wire; Secretary Connecticut 
■Innl.,r L.'affno;"s;",TTt-irv' '^hT'''''^^^ ^^^^^ League; Secretary Bridgeport 

Vi.-e-Presi.irnt Connoc^i.T.t s/^^^^^ Schoolboys' League. 3, William B. Martin. 
State L.-aKno. 4 Ed S Vv« «% /"^^^aH Association; Vice-President Connecticut 
F.K.tlmll Association T t ^"^^^w \v ^'"'1^*',^''''*' ^^n^-' Treasurer Connecticut State 
AsscM-iution. 6 T Wii«nn ' iiVi ^^'I'^o'!- ^elegate-at-Large Connecticut State Football 
-7. John McMenernV Fx p' «,• ilr,^*^ A'"'^*"-^^.^^^.^^^^^^"*'"^^ State Football Association. 
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i'-.-I',h.„t l>>ri,lKc-,.or l-hVoibo"' LeS ^"f^^f* Bridgeport Junior League; 

'••nne.ticut Amateur League 4 Tharlef^MnVtir.' J'^'^T French, Vice-President 
'.'■■•'gu..; Vice-President llr l^pnm't Tn„/^ Martm, Secretary Connecticut Amateur 

••'"■.c.ticut AM.ate L,.,: r^6 HnrvpT pl^n-^"'''^ h ^' ^^ Cockrane, Treasurer 
;i"l.. 7. A. Dun.Mu v;r;pV,siden?ron^pr.?w%?^P*^\^*^ City Football 

Ziuk, Principal Lin/oln Gnm.mar Sc^Zf nn.! ^^^^f^es' Association. 8, Robert L. 
I5fidg..port S.lmolboys' League ' ^"^'"^Sevovt, Conn.; Second Vice-President 

muH/"to °nc,n;,HSo' u'''y.*"<'''f,' ^- V '''^".'•^ r^""'^' ^" '^^'^«lf ^f the game has demo 
iiuKii lo 1)0)11.11 izf It in .Soutlicrn New En-land. 2, Harrv S-indaeer P-iwtiieket 

&.lt;n (!rolitoL''T'r\^''l England Football AssoeiatY,^,/ mj-ll!'' f m"ctrd 
19 4 IG 4^ re r^. P?;; ^''■%^'^'!.'^*'"* Southern New England Football Association, v' *Y ?,^^ Ritchie, Providence, R. I., Secretary-Treasurer Southern New 
d.ff iL,""V'?" ;^';«o"ation, 1914-16. 5, Thomas Taylor, Providence R I P?es^ 
Vl I Srl't I ea"J lo'^'^f'-To, n ' o^^'^'T' ^o ^""^y- Secretary'-Tre" surer Providence 
So thorn NLFn^Hnri ' / w iP°''AT*''''y' ^^J-ompton, R. I., a booster of Soccer in 
jsoutntrn xvew Lngland. 8, Walter Murray, Manager St. Ronaus Football Club. 


United States Referees' Union 

By David M. Whyte, 
President United States Referees' Union. 

After a year of experience in the school of hard work for football the 
. United States Referees' Union can point with much satisfaction to the 
results of the season of 1915-16 and can look forward to a season of muck 
higher promise in 1916-17. During the first year of our organization we 
' had affiliations froqj all but three districts in organized soccer and at the 
time of writing one of these three has come through and will be numbered 
as of the progressives in refereeing. What the remaining two will do is a 
problem for their own solution, as both have been asked to join. 

Arguments put forth a year ago as to the difficulty of getting referees 
to come together and join a national organization will, I suppose, be polished 
up and redecorated so as to look like new, but to the club officials and 
players and to the followers of the game in all sections, if they will only 
sti'p to consider the matter, these old, stale arguments must sound badly. 
When a body of referees or their representatives come out and say they 
"cannot afford" to join the U.S.R.U. there is a big something the matter 
with that body. Too poor to pay their affiliation fee, but not too proud to 
accept a fee for refereeing a game when others have spent their fees several 
times over to make conditions better for them and to make the game better. 
Ijiniculties keep them back from meetings. This lack of enthusiasm among 
a body of referees is amply reflected in. the display of their members on the 
fiild ; no enthusiasm, no life, no spirit and lack of uniformity in decisions 
on points of laws of the game ; players always "at sea" on critical points 
of law because of various different decisions and a general air of dissatis- 
faction at the games. Given these conditions, it is easy to assume the 
U.S.R.U. has not been able to break through the crust that has grown so 
hard around the minds of these referees. They know there are wrongs to be 
righted, but when they are asked to face the daylight and do their share 
they demur. 

The big question before the football public is without doubt the question 
of neutral linesmen in games. This was one of the changes suggested to the 
U.S.P.A. by the U.S.R.U., but the ruling body could not "see" it as we do. 
Of course, the question of expense must arise in such a change, but such an 
item would be so small and the benefit to the game so great that the ques- 
tion of expense should not have cut any figure and, inasmuch as the U.S.F.A. 
has all along made provision for neutral linesmen in semi and final round 
ties, it would only have shown their appreciation of the need for them in all 
ties had they agreed to the change now. The idea underlying the use of 
neutral linesmen goes much further and is much more important than most 
football officials think. To have charge of a game when the linesmen are- 
simply neutral parties who may not know the finer points of the game, does 
not give a referee so very much more of a chance to catch on to every 
infringement. The linesmen will give him assistance only in determining 
when the ball has gone out of play and which side is entitled to the ball, 
but beyond that it would be foolish to ask or expect help. Why, then, put 
a man on the line who can do only such a little bit of good when the 
right man to put on the job is one who can take full charge of the eame 
should he be called on to do so and who can be relied on to help the referee 
should he have a doubt on any point. Referees are the men who should be 
called on to act as linesmen and referees only are thoroughly capable of 
doing justice to the position. 

For this season the destinies of the U.S.R.U, are in the same hands as last 
year, except that C. E. Creighton of New York has been chosen as second 
vice-president. Perfect harmony prevails in the board and among the rank 
and file of the membership, so we are quietly awaiting the time to sound 
the whistle to start a better and bigger year for footbail. 


Collediate Soccer 

By George W. Oeton, 
Editor Spalding's Official College Soccer Football Guide. 

College soccer Is in a very flourishing condition in this country. No 
other game has come to the front so quickly as soccer has during the past 
ten years. The past season saw many new colleges talcing up the game, 
While scores of schools were added to the list. It is true that in many sec* 
tions of the country colleges have very little intercollegiate competition.! 
Fortunately, soccer is growing throughout the clubs even faster than in tha 
colleges, so that when a college is so situated that it can find no college 
competitors it can generally get competition with club teams in the vicinity* 
The initiation of soccer by a college is invariably followed by its being 
started In other nearby colleges, as the first college becomes a center of 
Boccer sentiment and soon attracts attention to the game in other rival 
institutions. In this way soccer is being developed throughout our colleges' 
like an ^endless chain. A similar advance for the next ten years will see the 
game well entrenched in all the college centers of this country. 

Perhaps the best guarantee for the future of soccer In this country U 
found in the thousands of schools that are playing the game. New York 
Philadelphia, Chicago and many other cities fiave regular scholastic leagues 
both for the high schools and the grammar schools. Practically all of the 
preparatory schools — of the East especially — are taking up the game. This 
means that the colleges will not only receive many seasoned players from 
the school elevens, but that these scholastic players will carry the soccer 
idea Into the colleges and force the college authorities to start soccer teams 
if they have not already done so. Everythinsr points to soccer as eventually 
becoming the big sport for fall and early winter for the schools and colleges 
of this country. 

The season of 1915 in the Intercollegiate Association Football League was 
more Interesting than ever before. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Penn- 
sylvania, Columbia and Haverford belong to this league. It is one of the 
big recommendations of soccer as a sport to note that the championship last 
fall was won by the smallest college of the group, namely, Haverford. 
Soccer Is a game that calls for quick thinking, speed and cleverness more 
than brute strength, and this gives everyone a chance. Of course Haver- 
ford Is a college that has played soccer longer than any other American' 
college excepting Pennsylvania. There is the greatest enthusiasm for soccer 
at Haverford, and with good coaching this enthusiasm was well directed 
and the consequence was a championship team. This championship was won 
?i^°J,°v^ year in which the standard of soccer throughout the league was 
the highest In Its history. 

Haverford had one of the best teams, therefore, that this league has ever 
produced. The men played a very good team game. The backs were fast 
and strong kickers, while Shipley at goal played a wonderful game at all 
times. He was one of the big factors in Haverford's victories. In only one 
game during the^ season did the Haverford team fail to play up to form, 
namely, against Cornell. The former played listlessly in this match and the 
result was a tie. This game was very much in contrast with the very 
spirited game the Haverford men put up against Pennsylvania in the decid- 
« ?^™?T ° ^/ the season. Playing on a very windy day and on a very heavy 
Held. Haverford m the first half scored a goal. In the second half the latter 
played desperately and cleverly and held the strong Penn team to one goal. 
?r ^il threatened in the second half many times, but Shipley was in the way 
«L^^ °A, *^^ ^^""i^ '"''l^^l^'^L T^^^ ™^*^^' despite the poor condltioiis. was 
??„ ^l ^^^J^J^^^^^ ^°*l ^^^^ played games of the year. Besides Shipley, 
Haverford had two other men deserving of special mention. They were 
^i^JJ'^i ^^^^^' ^^^^ forwards. They were the mainstays of the ofifense 
and were dangerous at all times. 



' Pennsylvania, the champion of 1914, had a very fine team, as indicated by 
the fact that it was defeated by Haverford for league championship honors 
by only one point. The loss of the Columbia game proved to be the deciding 
factor in the season's play. This game proved very disappointing because 
Pennsylvania had much the better of the play, but was unable to score. 
Chance after chance was lost, mainly owing to the very high wind, which 
made accurate shooting much a matter of luck. Columbia, on the other hand, 
took advantage of one of its very few chances to score and won the game 
by 1 to 0. Pennsylvania won all of the other games until the game with 
Haverford. The former was then in the position of needing a victory to win 
the championship. Though Pennsylvania played brilliantly, Haverford held 
their opponents to a tie, and they finished second in the league. 

Yale, though finishing third, had a very good season. It defeated Harvard 
for the first time since 1911. The real feature at Yale was the great interest 
displayed in the game. A much larger squad than ever before turned out 
and a second team schedule was played through for the first time. This 
second team developed some very good men and they, with those not grad- 
uated, assure for Yale a splendid nucleus for this season's eleven. 

The Columbia season was disappointing. The team won three games and 
lost three. When at its best Columbia showed a high standard of play, but 
the work of the team was erratic. Shanholt. as in the previous year, was 
the star of the team. Columbia's fault may have been in putting too much 
reliance on this star. 

Princeton started off very strongly and it looked in the early season as if 
that team would be fighting for the lead at the finish of the year. Injuries 
and ineligibility cut down the efiiciency of the team greatly and the latter 
part of the season was very unsuccessful. The league's All-America selec- 
tions give Princeton four places. The university has developed great interest 
In soccer and with a little better team work may be expected to finish near 
the top from now on. 

Cornell wag the comer in the league. With only four men back, it was 
compelled to put an inexperienced team into the field. By the end of the 
season the men were playing well. They showed this by tieing Haverford 
and defeating Harvard. 

The results of the series of league games showed that there was a higher 
standard of play than ever before. This resulted in less roughness, for the 
men were more intent on playing the ball than on playing the man. In the 
early years of the league, especially with a poor referee, the men watched 
each other mainly and did everything but openly tackle one another. Now 
they have found that the ball is the most important thing on the field to 
Watch, and the players follow it closely and thus avoid much roughness that 
was evident only five years ago. The coaches, because they recognize that a 
real team game can be developed only by attention to the ball, have elimi- 
nated the big, heavy dreadnought type of player. It is no longer easy for 
the big, husky college Eugby player to come out and make the soccer team 
through main strength and roughness. 

The greater attention given to the ball has resulted, as might be expected, 
In greater cleverness in. handling the ball. Some very clever dribbling was 
seen In many of the matches. More attention has been paid to heading the 
ball, though as yet the college men are far behind the* best of the club teams 
in this department of play. The backs in general are still inclined to kick 
the ball too hard instead of placing it. As a rule, the forwards are not up 
to the mark in shooting. Nearly every club team has at least one really 
good shot on goal, but most of the intercollegiate teams are without any 
really hard shooters, their goals being made through team work and pre- 
cision, which is of course the surest way for any team to score. 

The Intercollegiate League has shown a tendency to alter the rules. It 
would be very unfortunate if any real changes should be made by the league 
so that the college game of soccer would drift away from the universal type 
as played in all countries of the world. Fortunately, the changes made by 
the league are not in the real rules. The league allows substitutes, which 
may be all right in its particular case. It has also changed the time of 
halves to thirty-five minutes. This seems altogether unnecessary. The 
teams of the league are probably in. better condition, to stand forty-flve-minute 


periods than any other teams in America and there was no real rM<5ftTi mh 
this should have been changed. xn, leai leason we 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. Points. 

Haverford 6 4 o ? in 

Pennsylvania 6 4 i i n 

Jale •: 6 3 2 1? 

Columbia 6 3 3 J 

Princeton 6 2 ? i c 

Cornell 6 f f 1 5 

Harvard — y.:: 6 1 5' J | 


Le^g™ r; tK in^ASe^'l^f ?„,fe',e*'^oce'e°*\'e^at''t\*^tii,^^-'''*^ football 
ting four places, Pennsvlvania thrw wLiTf^r/'^!"'**'' '"). Pnnceton get- 
Comell one' each/ The team sSecteS Is a^ follows : ' "" '^'"^""^ ""* 

|fM:Fu.ti,v;ci;::::;::^^.?aas^^^^^^^^^^^ 1^1!%^?* sto^, HaverfoM 

Left Full-back Moore Prinpetnn rJWi^r. Ici^ ' V Gates, Princeton 

»t Halt-baok HaSn^; SS™ In5de ^7"" """■"?"• P^-S^-'^a-'a 

Center HaK-back Hirst, Pcnnsrlvanla OutaMe ?»« ""S''' Haverford 

Lett Half-back Mohr, PennsylTania ' ^'W- Haryard 


ael?h!aftT,;?&s'^t1Sl!°ex^^e1?fnTarit°iJS fh^e" "™«'^^ «'^"-t »' P"'"" 
followers of the game Di- Oiton hef„,? ?h the opinions of two competent 

Guide, while Don|laI 'Stewart is D?ohahlvfh ""i''"', ?' *■=" College Soccer 
United States. oiewart js piobably the best known referee in the 

l§'^iV¥--""'^ ?n°WeVS' Stoke,, Hayerford 

PtX\tl.?e•k^^^^^^'.SJ^.^f^.S;?a";J ^ii^^-^-^-^^^r^'^^^i^ 

LEAGUE, 1916. 

PeSfsX-SfrSfar^,..?4a?u%'r/i5V E^'l^Tht^^^f^'-^- «• ">• Stev»., 
hel^lt^SLr^'ufy^LIt";, ?'a*nTa°r'y't^\i^12^if«°"''^r*''^" ^«-'- -«' 
Pi'^aSiJ^SoS-^ere^^^lb-y. S€«r' "^ ««-"?-: 
Franknn and Schwartz; HarTa^l, ' ggo\ f "&,t°^^ho1Sf s.^'gin^.V^Jfd 

haJeS' ™'y tie graduate ru'e was adopted ^T^en- ""* "J *"<> t»rel pr"po. 
based on the eligibility code adopt^d"''*.^^'- th?ytSLTe'^,a1|"klK lli! 


League, save for the three-year and graduate rules, which do not apply to 
Columbia until 1917. 

By the new soccer rules a student holding a degree from his own or 
another institution is ineligible to play in a game in the soccer league 
whether he is eligible by reason of the four-year playing rule or not. In 
other words, the soccer league plans to limit participation in its games to 
bona fide undergraduates. 

When the proposal to adopt a rule barring freshmen from the 'varsity 
teams was brought up it was looked upon favorably by Princeton, Cornell 
and Harvard, but Columbia and Haverford stood out in open opposition and 
Pennsylvania and Yale adopted a neutral attitude. The result was that the 
rule failed to pass when a vote was taken. The proposed rule barring men 
Who had played any three years was defeated, too, with the colleges voting 
as thoy did in the case of the freshman rule. 

After a long discussion the league decided to shorten the time of halves to 
thirty-five minutes. The rule hitherto has followed the English code, which 
calls for two playing periods of forty-five minutes each. The league oflBcials 
made a careful study of the effects of the game on the players in the last 
season and came to the conclusion that the shorter games would be more 
beneficial to the players and would not in general produce any change in the 
relative standing of the teams at the end of the season. 

It was decided that the Harvard-Princeton game which was left unplayed 
at the end of the season should not count for or against either team. 
Princeton defeated Harvard early in the season and then discovered that 
three players were ineligible. The Tiger authorities immediately rescinded 
the results of the games in which these three men had taken part, and all 
were replayed save the Harvard-Princeton contest, which was counted as 
being defaulted to Harvard. The decision of the league to let the game 
stand as undecided changed the final listing of the teams. 



American Football Association 
Competition, 1913-16 

By Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y. 



188&-0. N. T., Newark. 
1886-0. N. T., Newark. 
1887—0. N. T., Newark. 
1888— Fall River Rovers. 
1889— Fall River Rovers, 
1890— Olympics, Fall River, 
1891— East Ends, Fall River. 
1892— East Ends, Fall River. 
1893— Pawtucket Free Wanderera. 
1894r-01ympic3, Fall River. 
1895 — Caledonians, Kearny. 
1896— True Blues, Paterson. 
1897— Manx Eleven, Philadelphia. 

1898— Arlington A. A., Keamy. 
1906— West Hudson F.C., Harrison. 
1907— Clark A.A., East Newark. 
1908— West Hudsons, Harrison. 
1909— True Blues, Paterson. 
1910— Tacony P.C., Tacony, Pa. 
1911— Howard & Bullough F.C., Paw- 
tucket, R. I. 
1912— West Hudson F.C., Harrison. 
1913— True Blues, Paterson. 
1914— Bethlehem P.O., Bethlehem, Pa. 
1915 — Scottish-Americans of Newark. 
1916— Bethlehem F.C., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Note— From 1899 to 1905, inclusive, there was no competition for the cup. 

The cup competition conducted by the American Football Association 
received entries from thirty-seven clubs for the season of 1915-16, repre- 
senting the maximum playing strength of the Eastern States. The compe- 
tition, although greatly interfered with by severe climatic conditions, was 
carried from a preliminary round, in which ten clubs were engaged, to the 
final round between the Scottish-American F.C. of Newark, N, J., cup 
holders for the season of 1914-15, and the Bethlehem Steel Company F.C., 
holders of the National Challenge Cup for the seasons of 1914-15 and 
1915-16, when the cup holders were defeated by the Bethlehems. 

For the first time in the history of the National Cup competition the 
"Winning club has also been returned winner of the American Cup, an event 
that is not likely to occur again — if the football prophets are worthy of '■ 
attention — but it may be worth noting, and especially by the managers of t 
the first rank football clubs, that the clubs engaged in the final cup tie for • 
the National Challenge Cup have always been clubs identified with the 
American Football Association. This may be due, as some say, to the for- 
tune of the draw, but it is more probably due to the fact that the experi- 
ence gained in one open competition is very helpful in securing advancement 
In the other. It has also been observed that of the thirty-seven clubs 
engaged in the competition for the American Cup, no fewer than thirty of 
them took part also in the National Cup. 

At the annual meeting of the association, held on June 24, the following 
officers were elected for the ensuing season. : 

President, Duncan Carrwell ; vice-president, Donald MacMillan ; treasurer, 
Henry Craig ; recording secretary, Robert M. Marshall ; secretary, Andrew 
N. Beveridge, 283 Maple Street, Kearny, N. J. ; delegate to U.S.F.A. Council, 
Andrew M. Brown. 

The treasurer's report shows a balance on hand of $420.49 and, taken 
altogether, the outlook for an equally prosperous season this year is par- 
ticularly good. 

Results of games in each, round follow : 

Preliminary round (games played on grounds of first named club)— West Hudson 
Juniors 0, Bunker Hill 0; replay. West Hudson Juniors 2, Bunker Hill 0; Degnon 
Boys 0, I. R. T. Strollers 0; replay, Degnon Boys 1, I. R. T. Strollers 2; G. E. of 
Lynn 3, Smithfield A. F.C. 2; New Bedford Celtic fdrfeited to Springfield F.C; 
Wanderers F.C. 4, Rangers F.C. 1. 

First round— Babcock & Wilcox 2, Greenville F.C. 1; Continental F.C. 3, West 
Hudson Juniors 0; Pan-American F.C. 2, Springfield F.C. 0; Yonkers F.C. 0, Clan 
MacDonald 0; replay, Yonkers F.C. 0, Clan MacDonald 1; protested replay, Yonkers 
F.C. 1, Clan MacDonald 3; Feltonville 3, Falls F.C. 3; replay, Feltonville 2, Falls 
P.O. 5; Bethlehem 6, Hibernian 0; Henry Disston F.C. 4, Wanderers 1; Farr Alpaca 


^0. 1, Bridgeport City 1; replay, Farr Alpaca F.C. 0, Bridgeport City 2; Chicopee 
Rovers 2, Fore River F.C. 2; replay, Chicopee Rovers forfeited to Fore River F.C; 
Jley Boys F.C. 1, Scottish-American F.C. 3; West Hudson F.C. 1, Jersey A.C. 1; 
eplay. West Hudson F.C. 0, Jersoy A.C. 1; Columbia Oval F.C. 0, Brooklyn Celtic 3; 
laledon Thistle 1, Kearny Athletics 3; I. R, T. Strollers 2, Brooklyn F.C. 2; replay, 
. R. T. Strollers 0, Brooklyn F.C. 3; protested replay, I. R. T. Strollers 0, Brooklyn 
'.C. 1; Fall River Rovers 2, G. E. of Lynn 0; Hibernian F.C. of New York City 
orfeited to G. E. of Schenectady, N. Y. 

i Second round— Fore River 2, Babcock & Wilcox 2; replay. Fore River 0, Babcock & 
iVilcox 3; Kearny Athletics 0, Scottish-American F.C. 4; Continental F.C. 1, Brooklyn 
5eltic 3; Jersey A.C. 1, G. E. of Schenectady 1; replay, Jersey A. C. 1, G. E. of 
Schenectady 0; Bridgeport City 3, Brooklyn F.C. 1; Bethlehem F.C. 2, Clan MacDonald 
Falls F.C. forfeited to Pan-American F.C; Henry Disston F.C. 0, Fall River 
lovers 1. 

Third round— Scottish-American F.C. 2, Brooklyn Celtic 0; Bridgeport City 1, Bab- 
ock & Wilcox 2; Jersey A.C. 0, Bethlehem F.C 5; Pan-American F.C 0, Fall River 
lovers 2. 

Semi-final round— Babcock & Wilcox 1; Scottish-American F.C 3; Fall River Rovers 
Bethlehem F.C 3. 
Final round— Bethlehem F.C. 3, Scottish-American F.C 0. 


In submitting the annual report for the season, of 1915-16 I beg 'to offer 
he following suggestions for the purpose of securing to this association a 
nore definite plan for the management of the Challenge Cup competition. 
During the past season the dates set aside for our competition have con- 
licted with the dates set aside by some of the State associations ; in cer- 
:ain districts the differences have been of such a serious nature as to lead 

a straining of relations, and an attempt was made at the annual meeting 
)f the U.S.P.A. to remedy this by the adoption of very drastic legislation 
iflfecting the existence of this association ; this attempt did not meet with 
success, nevertheless it must be aclvnowledged that a distinct cause for 
jrievance exists and that so far no acceptable remedy has been offered. 

It is therefore recommended that a committee be appointed to confer with 
•epresentatives from the State associations, whose territories are entered 
)y this association, and, as a result of the proposed conference, it is hoped 
;hat a way may be found to secure an amicable and permanent adjustment 
)f this difficulty. 

This association and its officers have on several occasions been placed in 

1 somewhat embarrassing position by the actions of those concerned in the 
management of several of our clubs inj their failure to obey the mandates of 
the U.S.F.A. and its officers. So long as this association remains in the 
ranks of organized football (and surely it can never be to our advantage to 
flo otherwise), the decision of the national officers must be respected and 
accepted until an appeal from such decision shall have been upheld and the 
decision reversed ; it should therefore be impressed on everyone that we are 
to be concerned only in carrying oa the cup competition and to be unham- 
pered in maintaining our present relations with the U.S.F.A. ; we should 
not be called upon to interfere with the operation of anv decision rendered 
by the officers of the U.S.F.A. affecting only clubs and individuals. 

Attention is directed to the advisability of conferring greater powers on 
your Advisoi-y Board ; they should be given full power in all matters of 
protested games; in other matters of fine, suspension or disqualification, 
arrangement for replayed games, settlement of ail disputes, etc. ; their 
powers should be more clearly determined. For the purpose of establishing 
confidence, this board should be a fully representative body and each terri- 
tory should be entitled to direct representation. 

In conclusion, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the asso- 
ciation for the genuine support given by them in the settlement of many 
vexatious problems, and for the courteous manner in which every decision 
has been accepted ; the task of presiding over your deliberations has been 
made agreeable by this unfailing courtesy, and the real work of the asso- 
ciation has, with, your help, been performed by your very capable and loyal 


New York Footballers' Protective y, 

Association ' ij| 

Officers— Hon. president, T. C. Cliff; Hon. vice-presidents, J. Lone, JU 
Weightman, W. Newman, M. VandeWeghe ; president, J. Maskell ; vice-presi Sr 
dent A Lonie ; secretary-treasurer, Tlieodore Dillman, 561 Sixty-second Street Jw 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Executive Committee — Manhattan, F. Heller, F. Mather, J i', 
Robertson; Bronx, A. Lonie, H. P. Flynn, R. McNeill; Brooklyn, J. S. MurW 
ray, R. M. Hutchison, T. McGreevey ; Yonkers, W. Gallow ; New Jersey, D;; 
Stewart, K. Napier. 

The fourth vear of the New York Footballers' Protective Association, was i^ 
a very successful one in every respect. Starting with a deficit of $14.77, the J ^ 
season was finished with a balance of $25 on hand after purchasing $lby.oUj| 
worth of medals for the winners and runners-up in the international com- 
petition. The enrollment comprised 162 members, an increase of twenty-^ 
eight over the previous year. Seventeen members who were hurt during a 
football game received $165.05 in benefits. The international games, which 
are played every year and which furnish the association with funds to meet 
the claims of injured players, drew large crowds and were very well con- 
tested. The American team won the international championship by defeat- 
ing Scotland, 2 to 0. Following is a summary of the international games 
played : 

Scotland vs. England, played at Lenox Oval, Thanksgiving Day, 1915. 

Scotland (1). Positions. England (1). 

Murray, Greenpoint Goal Mathers, I.R.T. 

Gibb, I.R.T Right back Garland, St. George 

Kelly, Brooklyn Celtics Left back F. Maskell, Columbia Oval 

Hill, Columbia Oval Right half Durney, I.R.T. 

McCann, Clan MacDonalds Center half Matthews, Continentals 

McLe.-xn, Continentals Left half Blatchford, Columbia Oval 

Irvine, St. George Outside right B. Maskell, Columbia Oval 

McKenna, Degnon Boys Inside right Lonie, Continentals 

Halliday, Greenpoint Center Hayes, Continentals 

Young, I.R.T Inside left Wilkinson, I.R.T. 

McChesuie, Clan MacDonalds Outside left Hill, Columbia Oval 

Ireland vs. America, played at Lenox Oval, Christmas Day, 1915. 
Ireland (1). Positions. America (1). 

Gavin Goal Jones 

Douris Left back McMulvey 

McNeill (vice-captain) Right half J. Robertson 

Glass , Left half J. Ingram 

O'Hare (captain) Center half Lennox 

Casey Right half Waldron (captain) 

McGreeney Outside left Brierley 

Moran Inside left Cooper 

Dixon Center Ellis (vice-captain) 

O'Halloran Inside right Helmsley 

Hutchison Outside right Ford 

Ireland vs. America, played at Harlem Field, Lincoln's Birthday. 
America (4). Positions. Ireland (3). 

Tintle. Alley Boys Goal Reid, MacDuffs 

Waldron, Jersey A.C Right back Dahill, I.R.T. 

Lennox, West Hudsons Left back Friel, Subway F.O. 

Meyerdiorks, Continentals Right half O'Hare, Brooklyn Celtics 

Post, Scottish- Americans. . , Center half Bustard, West Hudsons 

T. Ingram, Continentals Left half Mahan, Greenpoint 

Zehnbauer, West Hudsons Outside right Hutchison, Greenpoint 

Helmsley, Scottish-Americans Inside right Campion, Greenpoint 

Ellis, Brooklyn Celtics Center O'Halloran, Brooklyn Celtics 

John Ford, Jersey A.C Inside left Casey, Brooklyn Celtics 

James Ford, Jersey A.C Outside left McGreevey, Brooklyn Celtics 

2. Poole; 3, McPharhind; 4, Smith; 5, Johnstone; 6, Fielding; 7, W. Bland, Treas. ; S, 
Graham; 9, H. Fielding, Sec; 10, Killachy; 11, Lynch; 12, Phynes, Trainer: 13, 
• Brown; 14, Gourkroger; 15, Ramsey; 16, Turton, Capt.; 17, Ashworth; 18, Haynes; 19, 
J. W. Leach, Fin. Sec; 20, Roberts; 21, Wilkinson; 22, Haddon; 23, Haddon; 24, 
J. E. Scholefleld, Pres. : 25, Roberts; 26, Kershaw; 27, Barker; 28, Poole. (2) George 
H. Bnrford, Brockton, Mass. (3) James W. Riley, President Northern Massachusetts 
and New Hampshire State Association. (4) WINTHROP (MASS.) GRAMMAR 
SCHOOI^l, Emord; 2, Stonkus; 3, Sereike; 4, Atwood; 5, Levaggi; 6, Wells, Capt,; 7, 
G. H. Bnrford, Soccer Instructor; 8, Eagan; 9, Yudovitz; 10, Morrison; 11, Brown; 12, 

(1) 1, Wilfrid Holly woofl, Now York City, Spcretnry-Trcasurer New York State Asso- 
ciation Football League. 2, Thomas Bagnall, New York City, President New York 
State Association Football League. 1909-1917. 3, H. W. Holder, New York City, 
Vice-President New York State Football League. (2) Edward P. Duffy, New- 
ark, N. J., Chairman Press Committee, United States Football Association. (3) 
Alfred Tyrrill, Brooklyn, N. Y., Vice-President National Association Football League, 
1915-1916. (4) James G. Barclay, President Saturday Amateur Soccer League of New 
York, 1914-1916. (5) C. Ostrander, Hon. Secretary Saturday Amateur Soccer League 
of New York, 1915-1916. 


Scotland vs. England, played at Lenox Oval, Washington's Birthdav. 

I Scotland (3). Positions. England (0). 

Wilson, Clan MacDonalds Goal Mather IRT 

^?Kr'?'/'i?'' MacDonalcls Right back V.*.'.:::;;;;;::Bailey. St.' G^rge 

T ^' „ u /, • ^"^^^ ^^^^ Quinlan, Brooklyn F.C. 

J. Gallagher, Greenpoint Righc half .7 ... Durney IRT 

McCann, Clan MacDonalds Center half Garland St' George 

Dye Clan MacDonalds Left half Porter, Degnon Boys 

W. Gallagher. Greenpoint Outside right. Garside, Yonkers F.C. 

McKenna. Degnon Bo.ys Inside right Carver, Yonkers F.C. 

Miller, Babcock & Wilcox Center Wilkinson, I.R.T. 

Young, I.R.T .. . . Inside left Puxty, Continentals 

McChesme, Clan MacDonalds Outside left Lonie, Continentals 

America vs. Continent, played at Lenos Oval, Washington's Birthday. 

America (5). Positions. Continent (3). 

Tintle Alley Boys . Goal Heiser, Continentals 

Post, Scottish-Americans Right back M.VandeWeghe, Continentals 

Lennox, West Hudsons Left back A. VandeWegbe. Continentals 

Meyerdierks, Continentals Right half A. Hager, Hungarian F C 

Waldron, Jersey A.C Center half Vanden Eynde, Continentals 

T. Ingram, Continentals Left half Erickson, Greenpoint 

Knowles, Brooklyn F.C Outside right E. Kunzicher, Brooklyn F.C. 

Ford, Jersey A.C Inside right R. Hunzicher, Brooklyn F.C. 

Helmsley, Scottish-Americans Center Bleich, Continentals 

Ellis, Brooklyn Celtics Inside left Rubin, Brooklyn F.C. 

Cooper, Continentals Outside left J. Hager, Hungarian F.O. 

Final for international championship, America vs. Scotland, played at 
Lenox Oval, April 15. 

America (2). Positions. Scotand (0). 

Tintle, Alley Boys Goal Porter, Yonkers 

Post, Scottish-Americans Right back Laverty, Clan MacDonalds 

J. Robertson, Yonkers Left back Gibb, I.R.T. 

T. Ingram, Continentals Right half W. Gallagher, Greenpoint 

Lennox, West Hudsons Center half McCann, Clan MacDonalds 

Waldron, Jersey A.C Left half Dye, Clan MacDonalds 

Zehnbauer, West Hudsons Outside right McChesnie, Clan MacDonalds 

Knowles, Brooklyn F.C Inside right Madden, Clan MacDonalds 

John Ford, Jersey A.C Center Millar, Babcock & Wilcox 

Ellis, Brooklyn Celtics Inside left Young, I.R.T. 

James Ford, Jersey A.C Outside left J. Gallagher, Greenpoint 

It is surprising how few footballers join the New York Footballers' Pro- 
tective Association. The annual membership fee, 50 cents, is so small that 
every football player of the metropolitan district should join. A good many 
players do not seem to be familiar with the rules of the association. This, 
of course, is the fault of the club managers. 

The association was founded for one reason only, i. e., to help injured foot- 
ball players. Formerly, when a player got hurt during a game and had to 
lay off work for some time, his club members sold chances for a ralSe or 
played a benefit game. It is the aim of this association to do away with 
these forms of benefits and to pay its injured members a certain stipulated 
weekly sum while they are incapacitated. In past years we paid from $5 to 
$6 per week. No doubt this sum could be increased if more players would 
join the association. Therefore, every manager who has the good and the 
welfare of his players at heart should see to it that all the members of his 
club enroll for the 1916-17 season. Additional information may be had from 
the secretary, Theodore Dillman, 561 Sixty-second Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Allied American Football Association of 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

By W. H. Brealy, Secretary A.A.F.A., Philadelphia, Pa. 

The 1915-16 season of soccer football was without doubt the most suc- 
cessful in the history of the Allied American Football Association. Forty- 
five clubs joined the association to compete in the various divisions and nine': 
other clubs joined as affiliated members. ^ ^. , - 

In this association we have five divisions, namely, first, second, thira,^ 
fourth and the Junior Church divisions. The clubs are graded according 
to strength and playing abilities. Cups and gold medals are presented to; 
the winners and silver medals to the runners-up in the first, second and 
third divisions. The fourth and Church division winners receive cups and! 
bronze medals. , ^ ^ ^ ^^ ■, ^. 

The first division last season was composed of ten of the leading amateur 
clubs in this vicinity and produced a very close contest for the trophy, 
the prize going to the strong Putnam club, which beat out the Falls C. and 
F.C. by a single point. This is the second time that the Putnam F.C. has 
won the First Division Cup, and they have a record of which to be very 
proud. In the 1911-12 season they finished in third place; in 1912-13 were 
winners of the third division ; in 1913-14 were winners of the second division ; 
in 1914-15 were winners of the first division, and last season they again won 
the first division. They also won the Allied Amateur Cup. 

In the second division the Veteran A.A, was returned the winner, going 
through the season without a defeat. All the players are American-born 
boys, which goes to show the great strides soccer is taking with the American 
youth. The Tacony A.A. led the third division of eight clubs, with only 
one defeat in fourteen games, and Providence carried oflC the honors in the 
fourth division without the loss of a game. 

The Kensington Junior Church Division was composed of seven church 
teams, as follows : Bethany A.C., Puritan F.C, Simpson Memorial, North 
Philadelphia Y.M.A., Trinity R.E., St. John's P.E., St. Simeon P.E. and St. 
Barnabas. The winner was the Puritan F.B.C., which went through the 
season without a defeat. It was the third consecutive season that the 
Puritans carried off the honors of the division. 

The following is the oflBcial standing of the clubs at the end of the season : 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Putnam 18 14 1 3 45 12 31 

Falls C. and F.0 18 13 1 4 47 14 30 

Wanderers 18 10 4 4 23 18 24 

St. Nathaniel 18 10 6 2 31 24 22 

Cardington 18 9 6 3 23 28 21 

Puritan Y.M.L 18 5 7 6 24 34 16 

Disston ., 18 7 10 1 23 34 15 

Viscose 18 6 10 2 23 22 14 

Norristown 18 2 15 1 16 19 6 

Peabody 18 18 6 61 


Veteran A.A 14 13 1 52 12 27 

North American Lace Co 14 12 2 51 S 24 

Wilmington 14 9 5 26 13 18 

Somerset 14 6 7 1 27 16 13 

Edgemoor 14 5 8 1 6 27 11 

Stetson A.A 14 4 9 1 14 49 9 

St. Michael T.A.C 14 3 9 2 6 24 8 

Cyne Point 14 1 12 1 6 40 t 



Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Tacony A.A 14 12 1 1 75 15 25 

Fairhill A.A 14 10 4 33 16 20 

Puritan Reserves 14 9 4 1 42 16 19 

Kensington Reserves 14 9 5 26 5 18 

Ontario Pres 14 4 8 2 11 45 10 

Bridesburg A.0 14 3 9 2 14 35 8 

H. K. Mulford Co 14 3 11 15 77 S 

West End A.A 14 2 12 11 16 4 


Providence 18 15 3 36 11 33 

Fairhill B.C 18 11 2 5 27 13 27 

Walker A.C 18 11 7 39 20 22 

Alma 18 7 6 5 21 17 19 

Edgemoor Juniors 18 8 8 2 15 22 18 

St. Carthage Juniors 18 8 9 1 19 12 17 

Robin A.C 18 7 9 2 24 18 16 

Cardington Juniors 18 6 12 34 35 12 

Puritan Juniors 18 5 12 1 9 72 11 

•Wissinoming B.C 18 1 14 3 12 16 5 



By Oliver Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Allied Amateur Cup Competition for the Telegraph Cup attracted 
only sixteen entrants, but what was lacking in numbers was made up for 
by the splendid contest which took place. 

The sixteen clubs comprised eight allied first division clubs, four second 
division clubs, two clubs from the third division and two from the United 
League. In the eight games of the first round four resulted in victories 
of only one goal each, one of the remaining games resulting in a tie of one 
goal each and the replay was decided by one solitary goal. After the draw 
had been made for the second round it was decided to call it the third 
round, to enable the Association to receive 15 per cent, of the gate receipts. 
The most important game of the round was the Putnam-Falls game. This 
game was drawn to be played on the Putnam grounds and although the 
field was covered with mud, the referee decided that the game should be 
played, but after wallowing in mud for forty-three minutes he decided that 
they could not finish the game and called it off, with the score one goal 
each. The committee then ordered the game to be played at the Palls 
ground and after playing eighty-eight minutes it was called on account of 
disturbances in the stands and on the field. The committee decided to 
award the game to Putnam, which was in the lead by 3 goals to 1, with two 
minutes to go when the game was stopped. 

In the semi-final round the Veteran A. A. and the "Wanderers F.C. played 
one of the finest games of soccer ever seen in Philadelphia. At the end of 
the regulation ninety-minute period neither team had scored and extra 
periods of fifteen minutes each were played, when the Wanderers scored. 

The final tie was staged at Third Street and Lehigh Avenue on April 24 
and was a game to be remembered for years by those who were present to 
witness it. Putnam won by 3 goals to 0. 

The following is the result of the competition, round by round: 
First round— Putnam 2, Ascension 1; Falls 6, North Philadelphia Y.M.A. 3; Viscose 
8, North American Lace Company 2; St. Nathaniel 6, H. K. Mulford Co. 0; Veteran 
2, Tacony 1; Somerset F.C. 1, Puritan Reserves 1 (replay, Somerset 1, Puritan 0); 
Puritan Y.M.L. 4, Cardington 3; Disston 1, Wanderers 4. 

Second round— Putnam 1, Falls 1 (replay, Putnam 3, Falls 1); Viscose 3, St. 
Nathaniel 1; Veteran 5, Somerset 0; Puritan 0, Wanderers 4. 
Semi-finals— Putnam 3, Viscose 1; Veteran 0, Wanderers 1 (extra time). 

Final— Putnam 3, Wanderers 0. 


Review of Soccer Activities, 1913-16 


By Geoegb M. Collins, 
Third Vice-Presidentt United States Football Association. 

Soccer football or association football, ot call it what you will, evidently 
is a "necessary evil," judging from the increased attendance at the games 
played all over our territory, from the number of clubs playing the same, 
and from the increased number of players who actively play the game. Here 
in Nomhern Massachusetts and New Hampshire we are growing by leaps 
and bounds. Every week we are adding new converts to our list of soccer 
patrons. In our industrial cities and centers we have the schoolboys anxious 
to try this game of soccer. Such cities as Boston, Spring-field. Holyoke and 
Brockton have schoolboy leagues and competitions. This fall the authoriities 
in Lawrence and Lynn are going to have their schools add the game to 
their quota of outdoor sports. Thex*e must be something in this soccer 
game, or the men ia charge of athletics in schools would not be so anxious 
to have their boys try the game. 

Let me try and explain, from my point of view, the cause of the growing 
popularity of soccer. The rudimentary points are easily mastered, and once 
mastered it is a very simple matter to connect them with the higher elemen- 
tary points of the game. What more can a healthy man or boy desire than 
a game of soccer? There is that exhilarating feeling of strength which 
comes to one while playing in the game. There is associated with the game 
>a joy of living, after a spanldng run down the field, a fast cross and return, 
and the culmination of a brilliant play in a goal, the achievement one has 
set out for. There is no man living who would not feel a better man after 
such an exercise. His wind capacity is in a better condition, his brain is 
clearer, his muscles are all a-tingle with the effort which he has just fin- 
ished. All in all. his condition, mentally and physically, is just about 9'0 
per cent, higher than when he set out to play in the game. As a condi- 
tioner there is no sport that compares with soccer. As a game of muscle, 
brawn and brain, there may be other games, from' a playing point of view, 
equal to it, but there is none better and very few equal. 

The most important change, in my mind, in the soccer game in this sec- 
tion in the last few years, particularly the season of i915-16, and one 
change that was badly needed before progress could be made, has been the 
conduct of the men playing the game. The players in. this district have 
certainly been an added asset. All through our Cup competition we only 
u 4. i'*^ players put out of the game for misconduct. When one considers 
that close on to one thousand players took part in the competition, which 
included almost forty games, the conduct of the players was very exemplary. 
May they contmue along those lines is mv earnest wish. 

^J.IUJ'''L'^T'\^-^- ''i QVi?<^.y won the State Cup and championship by 
defeating the Boston and District League champions, Lvnn Fosse F.C. of 
feo?^' T r ^°^^^ }? ^' ^?- .*^®. ^'^^^ S^°^e, which was played at Glen Essex 
Park, Lawrence. Our entries in the National Cup competition were to use 
li}}^I expression, "also ran.s," but the number of entries doubled the pre- 
vious year s triers The teams m our outside affiliations have improved 
greatly m their playing W> will be heard from yet in the race for the 
championship of the United States. My only hope is that some day one of 
our Massachusetts and New Hampshire entrants will land the orize 

^^r^n:^^Z\f^'^'^ ^H ^^"'r^"^':^! *^^ ^^^ North Massachusetts and New 
Hampshire State Football Association, in his annual report says: 


I very much regret to say that owing to the adverse weather conditions, the past 
season has not been as successful as previous years. The climatic conditions have 
Interfered with the programs of the different leagues and competitions and the State 
cup competition also suffered severely by having the dates of the most attractive 
games turn out very wet days. 

The conduct of the clubs and officials and players, generally, has remained at the 
high standard of recent years, and great praise is due to the officials of the different 
controlling bodies for the manner they have conducted the administrative duties of 
their several bodies. 

The State executive committee have had an arduous season and have performed 
their duties in a fearless and impartial manner. They have all given unlimited time 
and energy to the game, and are deserving of the highest praise for the splendid 
and creditable manner they have performed their different duties. 

The work of the State Association is much curtailed through lack of finances. 
The traveling expenses of the delegates are unavoidedly heavy, and this item alone 
takes up a lot more money than is derived from the dues of the affiliated bodies. 
Had it not been for the splendid generosity of a few friends of soccer it would have 
been impossible for your State Association to have met its obligations. I would 
strongly urge that only the expenses of the officials management committee in future 
be paid from the State treasury. The expenses of the "delegates-at-large" ought to 
be met by the associations they represent. The matter of finances requires the most 
careful consideration, as the vital existence of your body to a great measure depends 
on same. 

The State cup series appear to have interfered extensively with the different 
league schedules. It is necessary that some plan be adopted whereby this clashing 
be avoided. It would be more satisfactory, judging from past experiences, if the 
State cup series were not entered on until the spring. 


By a. W. Keane, New Bedford, Mass. 

New England has often been- termed as the most progressive and enter- 
prising section in United States soccerdom and lovers and followers of the 
sport in other parts of the country often wonder how the "Down East 
Yankees" have fostered the sport until it is becoming New England's winter 
game. The answer is in one word — "Organization." 

That word means much to we lovers of soccer football in, New England. 
The writer can look back some dozen years ago when soccer was played all 
through New England in little leagues here and there, but with no head 
nor tail to the game, and with the players "running the leagues" instead of 
the duly elected officials. And then we can well remember how the little 
leagues dropped off one by one, owing to the trouble caused by not having the 
players and clubs under proper restraint, until four years ago there were 
but two or three leagues operating and but very few independent clubs. 

But the last three years have been rosy ones and the future looks even 
brighter. "Organization" explains it all. The United States Football Asso- 
ciation has lent a helping hand to all New Ehgland and eased the burden over- 
some of the rough spots the sport has had to cross each year and the sport 
has reached its objective point stronger than at the start of the season. 
Without the U.S.F.A. football would have been a dead issue in New England, 
and instead of thousands of schoolboys participating in the pastime last fall 
in our public schools, benefiting both brain and body, there would have been 
nothing but chaos in New England soccer and the boys would probably have 
indulged in the college game of football. 

And this is the reason why New England is the most loyal and unswerving 
supporter that the national sroverning body has. From the inception of tne 
United States Football Association this section has thrived greatly and has 
been willing to give back to the parent body a goodly share of the benetlts it 

New England points with pride to the fact that at the head of the 
U.S.F.A. is a New England man .John A. Femley of Pawtucket, R. I. The 
national president has worked might and main to make soccer a success 
countrywide, but being in this district naturally has had a chance to see 


what wag needed at first hand and his guidance has helped the growth of the 
game in many ways. , ^ ^ ^-^ 

And New England also takes great pride in the fact that out of three 
final games for the National Challenge Cup, two have been played before 
New England crowds in a. New England city — Pawtucket. And each time 
New England has responded to the honor of having the game given it by turn- 
ing out bumper crowds. 

The results of the various cup competitions were unsatisfactory to one 
who would like to see the honors garnered by a single club and to have 
an unquestioned champion. The Fore River club of Quincy was leading the 
Southern New England League when the season closed, but owing to bad 
weather so many games were postponed that the schedule could not be 
finished. The club also won. the Massachusetts State Cup in easy style. 
The Fall River Rovers fought their way to the final for the National Chal- 
lenge Cup, but were eliminated in the semi-final for The Times Cup, 
emblematic of the Southern New England championship, which was won 
by New Bedford F.C., 2 — 1, over the J. & P. Coats. So New England has 
many champion clubs, with honors easy. 

Prospects are bright for the coming season. Clubs are springing up with 
irapidity and there will be more leagues in operation than ever before. 


Affiliated with the U.S-F.A. 

By Geobgb Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 

Officers — President, Harry Sandager, Auburn, R. I. ; vice-president, Richard 
Bolton, Greystone, R. I. ; secretary-treasurer, George Ritchie, Providence, 
R. I. 

Progress is still the order in the Southern New England District. The 
membership keeps increasing every year. The following leagues were affiliated 
with the association last season : Southern New England League, Rhode 
Island League, Providence and District League, New Bedford City League, 
Fall River City League. There are several other leagues now in progress 
of formation. Soccer football should be boosted around this section in fine 
style this season. I cannot pass on without paying tribute to the grand 
support given the association by the newspapers in this section. The Paw- 
tucket Times and the New Bedford Times deserve special mention for the 
great publicity given the grand old game. 

The Times Cup competition again proved a big drawing card for the 
association, twenty clubs having entered, an increase of eight over the 
previous year. Owing to the very bad weather during the last months of 
the season the committee decided that all games must be played to a finish, 
resulting in a record being made for the length of a game. Fall River 
Rovers and J. & P. Coarts F.C. played two hours and forty minutes before 
the game was decided, J. & P. Coats winning by 1 goal to 0. 

The competition by rounds follows : 

First round— Bee Hive Rangers 3, Regans F.C. 1; St. Ronang P.O. 5, New Bed- 
ford Celtics 3; Greystone A.C. 4, Taunton City F.C. 2; J. & P. Coats F.C 3 Pan- 
American F.C. 1. ' 

Second round— St. Ronans F.C. 2, Howard & Bullough F.C. 1; New Bedford F 4. 
Smithfield Avonue F.C. 2; Ashton F.C. 2, Mount Pleasant F.C. 1- J & P Coats 
F.C. 2, Lonsdale F.C. 0; Greystone A.C. 2, Cove Albions F.C. 1; Crompton F.C. 9. 
New Bedford Cotton Mill F.C. 0; Fall River Rovers 6, Bee Hive Rangers F.C. 1; 
Prospect Hill forfeited to Beacon Mills F.C. 

,,^^^^ ^"^^'.T^^r^-J^ ^- S^^*^ '^•^- ^' Crompton F.C. 3; New Bedford F.C. 6, Beacon 

Mills F.C. 1; St. Ronans F.C. 3, Ashton F.C. 1; Fall River Rovers 4, Greystone A.C. 0. 

Semi-final round— J. & P. Coats F.C. 1, Fall River Rovers 0; New Bedford F.O. 3, 

•bl* xvOnslIlS r »\j^ x» 

Final round— New Bedford F.O. 2, J. & P. Coats F.C. 1. 



By R. McWhirtbr, Secretary. 

Officers — President, Joseph Gibson, Everett, Mass. ; vicei-p resident, A. 
Williams, Lynn, Mass. ; secretary, R. McWhirter, Winter Hill, Mass. ; treas- 
urer, J. Neil, Waltham, Mass. 

Soccer football in Boston, bad a successful season from a player's point 
of view, but from the spectators' point of view it was poor. Continued bad 
weather, after half of our league schedule was completed, was responsible 
for the lack of interest in the league. The championship of the Southern 
Division was won by the Lynn Fosse F.C. of Lynn, Mass., after a tie game 
with the General Electrics of Lynn. In the Northern Division the Brockton 
F.C. won the championship for the first time in the history of the club. 
These teams met in a district championship game at Lynn and Brockton went 
down to defeat to the tune of 5 goals to 1. 

Our finances were in good condition despite the wretched weather, and 
gold medals were presented to the champions and silver medals to the run- 
ners-up. The Thomas Grieve Cup also was awarded to Lynn Fosse Club. 

The league decided at its annual meeting to go back to one division of 
ten clubs, so this season we should have better football, more interest from 
the fans' point of view, and an added incentive from the players' point of 
view. The official records of the clubs follow : 


Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Lynn Fosse 8 1 2 26 9 18 

General Electrics 8 2 30 12 16 

Lynn Ribs 7 2 1 32 10 15 

Lynn Thistle 3 7 6 25 6 

Clan Sutherland 2 7 1 6 24 5 

Boston Americans 1 9 4 20 2 


Brockton 7 2 1 15 12 15 

Charlestown 6 4 17 12 12 

St. George's 3 6 1 21 16 7 

Clan Lindsay 2 8 4 12 4 

Fore River* 7 3 14 6 2 

Trimo 1 9 2 15 2 

•Twelve points deducted for ineligible players. 

Championship game won by Lynn Fosse, which defeated Brockton, 5 
goals to 1. 


By "Seestu." 

Officers — President, Robert Ritchie ; vice-president, Alex Robertson ; sec- 
retary, S. McLerie ; treasurer, Joseph Diamond. 

From a very modest start four years ago the Boston Referees' Association 
has steadily grown in numbers and efficiency and it is now considered one 
of the finest referees' associations affiliated with the National Referees 
Union of the United States. The members have varied very little since the 
formation of the organization. A more congenial lot of fellows it would 
be hard to find anvwhere. To give soccer readers just a little idea of how 
this referees' association is helping to boom the game I want to tell you 
that at its last annual meeting it invited ail the club managers of the Boston 
league teams to be its guests at an entertainment. Believe me, the evening 
was a very pleasant one. Such times as these at which all interested in the 
game of soccer can get together do more good for the game than anything 
else I know of. In George Lambie we have one of tbe best referees in the 


country- Several of the other members of our association have seen service 
In the important games in the National Cup competition. 

We have a new list of members for this season, and trust that soccer in 
this district will continue to flourish. 


Joe Booth, known throughout New England soccer circles as Connecticut's I 
"Live Wire," has been an active worker for the success of the game as i 
winter's premier sport. That he is worthy of this appellation is shown by ;^ 
the following interesting facts : 

He is an organizer and present secretary of the Connecticut State Football 
Association ; organizer and secretary of the Connecticut Amateur League, but 
retired from oflSce on, account of his numerous other duties ; organizer, pro- 
moter and secretary of the Bridgeport Schoolboys' League ; organizer of the 
Connecticut Referees' Association ; organizer and secretary of the Bridgeport 
Junior League ; organizer of the Esling Shield competition. 

Mr. Booth has been secretary of the following organizations : Connecticut 
State Football Association, three seasons ; Connecticut State League, four ; „ 
Bridgeport Schoolboys' League, three; Bridgeport Junior League, two; Con-; 
necticut Amateur League, and Connecticut Referees' Association. He repre- 
sents Connecticut in the National Council and has been a member of the Press 
Committee, two seasons ; National Challenge Cup Committee, two ; Reinstate- 
ment Committee, three ; Appeals and Rules Revision Committees. 

Since being in oflace Mr. Booth has procured five trophies for competition 
in Connecticut. He has been a referee sixteen seasons and acted as linesman 
in National Cup final. Last season he wrote more than 1.200 columns of 
eoccer news and more than 2,770' letters and postal cards. He has the 
reputation of never having missed a meeting of any description since his 
entry as an oflflcial in Connecticut football. 


Affiliated with the U.S.FjS.. 
By Joe Booth, Secretary. 

Officers — President, G. Good, Naugatuck ; vice-president, W. Martin, New 
Haven; treasurer, E. S. Eversfield, Bridgeport; secretary, Joe Booth, 83 
Ogden Street, Bridgeport ; delegates-at-large, T. Wilson, Bridgeport ; A. Downie, 
New Britain, and J. E. Walton, Bridgeport ; delegate to the United States 
Football Association, Joe Booth. 

Great progress has been made in the game in Connecticut during the pasfc 
season among the junior element of the State, and if the same progress isl 
maintained during the next few seasons we shall not be troubled with the 
scarcity of players, as the boys of to-day will, in the course of time, turpi 
into senior players. It is true, however, that senior football in Connecticut 
during the past season has been on the wane on account of so many players 
returning to their homes across the Atlantic. The Executive Committee, how- 
ever, did their work splendidly under the disadvantages and came out with a^ 
good balance in hand at the end of the season. Harmony has been the back- 
bone of success in Connecticut during the past season, as very few appeals ~ 
have been lodged by the clubs. During the past season there were five leagues 
affiliated — Connecticut State League, Connecticut Amateur League, Eastera 
Connecticut League. Bridgeport Junior League and the Bridgeport School- 
boys' League — which is an increase on the previous season of two leagues. 
The State Cup competition drew an entry of seven clubs. In the final tie 
Bridgeport City defeated the New Haven team, the previous holders, after 
extra time, by 3 goals to 1. 

In the Spring Cup competition only six clubs competed and the final round 
proved a runaway game for the Bridgeport City team, which defeated the 
Swedish F.C. by 13 goals to 1, 


During the season an international game was played between players bom 
In England and Scotland. The game was Vv^on by Scotland by 4 to Ov The 
Bridgeport Sunday Herald put up a silver cup for the winner. 

During the season Bridgeport City made strenuous efforts to lift both the 
National and American Cup competition trophies, but in each competition 
were eliminated in the round preceding the semi-final round. The club, how- 
ever, achieved the honor of lifting three cups, namely, the Connecticut' State 
Cup, Connecticut Spring Cup and the Connecticut State League Cup. 


Affiliated with the C.S.P.A. 
By Joe Booth. 

Officers — President. J. C. Ross, Bridgeport ; vice-president, William B. Map 
tin, New Haven ; secretary, Joe Booth, Bridgeport. 

This league proved the disappointment of the game in Connecticut owing to 
the large number of the senior teams of the State ceasing to exist. Another 
reason for the failure of this league was the starting of the Connecticut Ama- 
teur League and also the Bridgeport City club securing the cream of the 
players in the State, with a view of lifting the National Cup. The present 
officials are determined on bringing the league back to its recent strength and 
are working hard foi that result. Last season five teams started the league, 
but only three finished, as follows : 
Club. W. L. D. Pts. Club. W. L. D, Pts. 

Bridgeport City 8 16 Naugatuck 8 

Bridgeport Rangers 4^08 


By Arnold Dawson. 

Officers — President, J. Miller, New Haven ; vice-President, A. Duncan, New 
Haven ; secretary-treasurer, A, Dawson. 

This association, which was started by the State secretary two seasons ago, 
would have had a very successful season had not the late secretary run away 
with the funds of the association. The result was that the association did 
not become affiliated with the United States Referees' Union, although the 
late secretary had been instructed to do so. Notwithstanding this great dis- 
advantage, the association did well and several meetings were held, and the 
attendance at the meetings was quite satisfactory. Thirteen members were 
affiliated with the association and all took a great interest in the business 
transacted. The association will become affiliated with the national organi- 
zation and also the Connecticut State Football Association. 


Affiliated with the C.S.F.A. 
By Joe Booth. 

Officers — President. A. Stead, Bridgeport ; vice-president, J. Trench. New 
Haven ; treasurer, J. G. Cockrane, New Haven ; secretary, Charles Martin, 

Club. W. L. D. Pts. Club. W. L. D. Pts. 

Bridgeport Rovers 12 2 24 Norwalk 5 7 2 12 















Waverley.s 8 3 3 19 Bridgeport United 4 8 2 10 

Swedish F.C 8 5 1 17 Now Haven Rangers 4 9 19 

Woodlawn 6 6 2 14 Bridgeport Athletics 4 10 8 

This league was started with a view of finding a competition for the play- 
ers of the State who were not considered strong enough to compete in the 


senior league of the State, and after several meetings had been held it was 
decided to start the league, which was the continuation of the Esllng Shield 
competition of the previous season. Eight teams entered the new league and 
proved very successful throughout the whole of the season. The competition 
for this league's championship was keen throughout. The Waverleys held the 
lead almost throughout the season, but in the concluding stage of the season 
the Rovers came along in fine style and won by a safe margin. 


By Joe Booth. 

The Bridgeport City Football Club completed the most successful season of 
Its career, as three trophies were won, though the club was unfortunate ta 
not lifting the two premier competitions of the country. Injuries to players, 
however, proved the stumbling block in these competitions, and the club was 
defeated by the odd goal on each occasion. In Connecticut football, however, 
the club had a succession of victories, for besides winning the Connecticut 
State Cup competition and the Connecticut Spring Cup competition, It was 
also successful in winning the Connecticut State Football League competition 
without a defeat. In the National Cup competition the club managed to reach 
the fourth round after defeating Naugatuck F.C., Farr Alpaca P.C. of 
Holyoke Mass., and Crompton F.C. of Rhode Island. The Continentals of New 
York we're met in Bridgeport and at the call of time the score was a tie. It 
was in the extra period the Continentals scored the only goal of the game 
and passed into the semi-flnal round. In the American Football Association 
Cup competition, the Farr Alpaca F.C. and the Brooklyn F.C. were defeated, 
but the team flnallv succumbed to the Babcock & Wilcox F.C. by the odd goal 
In three. In the opinion of the writer, the Bridgeport team was far better 
than either of the teams that contested the final tie at Pawtucket, R. I. 


By Joe Booth. 

Officers — President, A. Stead, Bridgeport; vice-president, C. Martin, Strat-- 
ford ; secretary-treasurer, Joe Booth, Bridgeport. 

This league was started in order that the Bridgeport Schoolboys' League 
might be able to keep the game going after their school days are over. It 
proves a connecting link between the Bridgeport Schoolboys' League and the^ 
Connecticut Amateur League. The past season's work was a great success 
and four teams entered the league, which proved a very interesting affair, 
from the start to the finish, and the Bridgeport Celtics proved the fortunate 
winner of the Dieges & Clust trophy, owing to the Federals playing Ineligible 
players, and who, in consequence, had to be seriously punished. This cost 
them the championship of the league. Several of the players in this league 
will be found in the ranks of amateur league teams this season. The com- 
plete league standing was as follows : 

Club. W. L. D. Pt8. Club. W. L. D. Pts. 

Bridgeport Celtics 4 119 Bridgeport High School.... 3 2 17 

Federals 4 2 8 Ellsworth 6 


By Arthur Stead. 

Officers — President, Harvey C. Went ; first vice-president, A. Stead ; second 
vice-president, K. L. Zink ; secretary-treasurer, Joe Booth. 

Two seasons ago, when Joe Booth, the secretary of the Connecticut State 
Football Association, asked the officials of that association to foster the 
game among the schoolboys of the State, he was told that it was an impos- 


sibility as It had been tried three seasons previously with utter failure. lie 
therefore persuaded the committee to let him have a try and form his com- 
mittee. He circularized several members of the State association to serve on 
this committee but all refused, so he decided to work alone on the matter 
He approached the physical instructor of the Bridgeport Public Schools, who 
stated that he would do his best although he was not sure of its success 
The question of footballs was spoken of and the secretary asked that it be 
left to him. A subscription list was raised which realized almost $30, and 
each school was provided with a ball. Success Vv^as attained at once. Last 
season ten teams started, which was an increase of two over the previous 
season, and after a season of bad weather, which caused games to be post- 
poned continuously, the league race was completed and Lincoln School proved 
to be the winners for the second season in succession. The past season, 
Introduced to the game several principals of the public schools, and these 
are now taking a great interest in it, with the result that a rules revision 
committee has been arranged to make standing rules, and the committee com- 
prises three of the members of the Athletic Board of the Public Schools of 
Bridgeport. The standing of the league was as follows : 

Club. W. L. D. Pts. Club. W. L. D. Pts. 

Lincoln 17 1 35 Staples 3 10 5 11 

Black Rock 16 2 32 Prospect 2 10 6 10 

Franklin 14 3 1 23 Wheeler 2 10 6 10 

Longfellow 11 5 2 24 Summerfleld 1 13 4 6 

Bamum 10 7 1 21 Webster 1 17 2 


By Walter Murray. 

This league started the season with eight clubs, but on account of sicknesa 
to the manager of one club, ground troubles with a second club, and the 
third club was so weakened by the manager's generosity in allowing the 
biggest part of his players to transfer to a club in a higher league, the 
Rhode Island League finished the season with five clubs. The games were 
keenly fought and after an exciting race, in which the winner was not 
decided until the very last game had been played, Crompton was returned 
the winner of the handsome trophy presented to the league by Governor 
Beeckman and known as the Beeckman Challenge Cup. The Crompton team 
played a wonderfully consistent game and was defeated only once, by St. 
Eonan's Thornton, the runner-up, 2 — 0. 

The St. Ronan's Thornton, which finished second, put up a good fight 
and was defeated on the post by one point for the league championship. 
The team practically lost the championship in the very first game of the 
season when it had to face the strong Crompton line-up, on the Crompton 
grounds, minus three of the regular forwards, including its clever captain. 
Jack Reynolds. The Home Bleach and Dye, Prospect Hill and Red Men 
finished in the order named. All three teams put up a fine brand of football 
and any one of them was capable of giving either one of the two top teams 
a good game. The Home Bleach and Dye team was perhaps the best of the 
three. Prospect Hill and the Red Men were pretty well matched. Much 
credit is due to Manager Porter of the Red Men, who pluckily held the team 
together in spite of the fact that the first six games ended in defeats. 

The league had a very successful season, although the schedule was badly 
upset by the severe weather which kept the teams idle for over two months. 
The records of the clubs follow: 

, Goals. ^ 

Teams. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Crompton 13 1 44 9 26 

St. Ronan's Thornton 12 1 1 39 10 25 

Home Bleach and Dye 8 5 1 18 17 17 

Prospect Hill 6 5 3 37 26 15 

Bed Men 6 8 13 45 12 




By Walter Mduray. 

In spite of the bad weather this competition had one of its most successful 
seasons. There were ten entries for the cup, namely: Crompton, St. Ronan's 
Thornton, Prospect Hill, Red Men, Smithfield Avenue, Rogans, Ashton, Lons- 
dale, Mount Pleasant and Greystone A. C. The first and second rounds 
produced some good games, but the excitement was the greatest when the 
semi-final stage was reached. Crompton was drawn to meet Mount Pleasant, 
and Thornton to meet Lonsdale. Crompton, as was expected, proved too 
strong for Mount Pleasant, but the Thornton and Lonsdale game produced 
a stubborn battle. Thornton won by the score of 2 to 1, and therefore 
qualified to meet its old rival, Crompton, in the final. 

The Crompton team had to win the cup once more to become its perma- 
nent owner. The game was played on May 20 on the J. & P. Coats grounds. 
Notwithstanding a heavy downpour of rain a large crowd was present and 
the spectators saw a fast and exciting game, which lasted for two hours 
and thirty minutes without being able to decide a winner. The score stood 
one goal each. The game was replayed on Memorial Day. Play swayed 
from one end of the field to the other for thirty-five minutes, when Cullerton 
broke through for Crompton and scored a good goal. After the interval 
Fallows added another goal for Crompton with a long shot and Maneely 
scored a neat goal for Thornton. Crompton finally won by two goals to 
one. Having won the cup three times in succession it became the permanent 
property of Crompton. 


By Vincent Votolato, Secretary, Thornton, R. I. 

Officers — President and treasurer, Herbert F. Murray ; secretary, Vincent 

Memiers — Thornton Juniors, Pocasset Rovers, Greystone Athletic Club 
Reserves, Grossman Rovers, Greystone U.S.L.S.C, Royal Athletic Club. 

This organization has been in existence but two years, and although it 
has an age limit the brand of football that is displayed often excels that of 
the higher leagues. 

The race was very close during the entire season, the Greystone A. C. 
Reserves, Thornton Juniors and Pocasset Rovers always being in the thick 
of the fighting. The cup winner was not decided until the last game was 
played, the Pocasset Rovers finally defeating the Greystone A. C. Reserves 
and thereby winning the Beeckman Trophy, which was awarded by Governor 
Beeckman. The final league standing is as follows : * 

, — Goals. ^ 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Pointl. 

Pocasset Rovers 20 10 4 6 35 22 26 

Thornton Juniors 20 10 7 3 38 42 23 

Greystone A. 0. Reserves 20 9 7 4 36 31 22 

Greystone Life Savers 20 9 10 1 31 30 19 

Royal A.C 20 6 9 5 30 34 17 

Grossman Rovers 20 6 13 1 30 40 13 

An All-Star team was selected by the managers as follows: 
Goal, Mellors, Pocasset Rovers ; left full-back, Lester, Greystone A. C. 
Reserves ; center half-back, Votolato, Thornton Juniors ; outside right, Ferri, 
Thornton Juniors ; center forward, Duckworth, Greystone A. C. Reserves ; 
inside left, Barone, Thornton Juniors ; right full-back, Royley, Grossman 
Rovers; right half-back, Tobin, Pocasset Rovers; left half-back, Cregson, 
Royal A.C. ; inside right, Lindley, Grossman Rovers ; outside left. Dove, 
Pocasset Rovers. 



By Herbert F. Murray, Secretary-Treasurer, Providence, R. I. 

Officers — President, H. S. Bingham ; vice-president, J. Morrow ; secretary- 
treasurer, Herbert F. Murray. 

The Providence and District League enjoyed the best season in its history 
In 1915-16. The race for the Lupien Cup, a perpetual trophy, was a close 
one and was not decided until two post-season games were played. 

Lonsdale captured the championship, but was hard pressed by Greystone 
A.C. and Ashton during the entire season. With a soccer boom due this 
fall the officials and managers of the circuit are looking forward to another 
successful season. Final standing of the clubs : 

, Goals. ^ 

Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

♦Lonsdale 12 2 2 46 18 26 

Greystone A.C. 12 2 2 45 14 26 

Ashton 12 2 33 23 24 

Mt. Pleasant 5 10 19 25 10 

Lymansville 2 12 1 17 54 5 

*Won championship play-off. 


By D. Horrocks. 

■Soccer in the Rochester District prospered during the 1915-16 season, 
although there were several obstacles in the way of the workers who have 
boomed the game. In the first place, there were many of the star players 
who crossed the border line to serve in the Canadian army ; also very few 
new faces appeared, which made it difficult for the clubs to get sufficient 
talent. The local league looked for a big season when it received the 
Niagara and Buffalo teams in their midst, but these teams found the expense 
too great, and after traveling two or three times they had a hard time to 
make up a team. Credit must be given the Niagara Wanderers, who stuck it 
out almost to the last. 

The McNaughtons were winners of the Reach Trophy, but were given a 
great battle by the Rochester City team. The latter won the Prince of 
Wales Relief Cup, which was put up for the first time. The local teams 
which entered the competition are to be complimented for their efforts in 
making it a success. The Northwestern Challenge Cup was won by the 
Niagara Wanderers after a hard fought final with the Rochester City team, 
which protested the game, but later withdrew the protest and appealed 
directly to the headquarters at New York. This move by the Rochester City 
management did a whole lot to bring harmony to the game in general. 

The Saturday Amateur League had a fairly good season, but found it hard 
to get supporters out to the games. The people in this district look to 
Sunday playing as more convenient to watch. The Genesee Rovers won the 
CUD ajid medals awarded in this league. 

The local high schools were at it during the season and had many excit- 
ing games. Soccer is also taking hold in the public schools, several schools 
now being equipped with playing fields and paraphernalia. A few employers 
seem to have an interest In the game, notably the Eastman Kodak Company, 
which got together a well balanced team. The representatives of this com- 
pany in the near future will be contesting for the premier honors of soccer 
in the city. 

In the national competition the Celtic and Rochester City teams entered, 
the latter reaching the second round, being drawn to Bayonne, N, J. The 
team is to be complimented on undertaking such a trip, which resulted in a 

The season of 1916 opened with good prospects. The Saturday League 
disbanded, but its teams entered the Sunday League, which was composed of 
the McNaughtons, Rochester Citys, Celtics, Kodak Parks, Genesee Rovers 



and Thistles. Each team has stren^hened its line-up, the City players 
being the favorites for the coming season. They were busy last fall and 
acquired several new faces, which strengthens their chances for lifting the 
honors in 1916. The Rovers, Thistles and Kodaks are the infants of the 
league, but expect to make it lively for the older members. 

The Northwestern Association is growing, having stretched out so as to 
include the Utica district. The Syracuse team is also affiliated. 

Rochester has many hard workers for soccer, but would welcome more. 
The efforts of such men as Dr. Rutherford, G. Spencer, J. McKinlay, Sr., 
J. Campbell, H, Hughes, W. Peters, G. Mutch, J. Ackroyd and A. Webster 
are particularly helpful. 


By H. Helms, New York City. 

Despite unprecedented weather conditions, that is, unprecedented in the 
recent years during which soccer in this vicinity has made its long strides 
ahead, the season of 1915-16 in New York City and vicinity may be set down 
as distinctly successful, and every minute was enjoyed by those who were 
genuinely enthusiastic. Soccer never had a harder row to hoe hereabouts, 
and it speaks volumes for the grit and fiber of the association football 
players of New York that they should not have lost heart, but played clear 
through into the hot weather in order to wind up the various schedules 
necessary to establish titles to the cups and championships that were at 
stake. In the discharge of their duties to managers and clubs, the players 
of Gotham frequently turned out when the mercury was down to the freezing 
point, taking long chances in the way of injury, and many were the mud 
baths indulged in involuntarily when, with the referee's reluctant permis- 
sion, games went on with fields well nigh unplayable in order to make sure 
of completing certain schedules. These disadvantages, however, were accepted 
In the keenest spirit of sportsmanship. 

It has been well suggested that the question of so many cup ties should 
receive the careful and immediate attention of the governing bodies, but it 
should be remembered that the past season was a most exceptional one ; 
weather conditions will not always be the same and we are due to enjoy 
some "open" winters for a change. Besides, this matter can well be left in 
the capable hands of those who are managing the affairs of such staunch 
organizations as the Southern New York State Football Association, the 
New York State Association Football League, the Metropolitan Football 
League, the Field Club Soccer League, Saturday Amateur and Intercollegiate 
Leagues, and, above all, to the United States Football Association, the parent 
body, which gradually, by dint of unrelenting effort of the most persevering 
sort, has brought order out of chaos and, year by year, established soccer on 
a footing that it has not enjoyed heretofore. 

With all the vast population of New York City, and with all the powerful 
resources of publicity at hand, it must be a source of much wonder to outsiders 
that the really large soccer attendances of the East are not to be found here, 
but must be sought elsewhere, namely, in New England and Pennsylvania, 
as the managers of the important cup finals have been quick to find out. 
Whether the U. S. F. A. or A. F, A, finals could command the gates to be 
had in the sections named were they to be staged at the Polo Grounds, or 
Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, supposing the schedule had advanced far enough 
to play them in seasonable weather, is purely a matter for speculation and 
reflection. The game played by the Pilgrims against New York at the Polo 
Grounds, the first year the English team came to this country, approximated 
an attendance of five thousand people, but, truth to tell, this has not been 
equaled by any match of like importance held in this vicinity since. On 
the other hand, new clubs have sprung up all over the district and the 
game enjoys a vogue it did not have in those days. Counter attractions 
are so many and varied in and around this cosmopolitan city that it is never 
possible to gauge the popularity of any given outdoor attraction, and par- 


ticularly the so-called minor sports, among which soccer is classified bv 
some of the newspapers, ^ 

It is essential to the welfare of the game that rowdyism, rough work 
between the players and, above all, interference with the referee should be 
unreservedly frowned upon. The sanctity of the decisions of the official 
to whom is intrusted the thankless task of judging play, which at times is 
too fast even for the human eye to follow, is the very life of the game, 
and it is imperative that his person should be regarded as inviolate. 


Member of Southern New York State Football Association. 

Officers — President, Dr. G. R. Manning, Bensonhurst F.C. ; Hon. secretary- 
treasurer, A. Nixson, Montclair A.C., 1121 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Members — Staten Island Cricket and Tennis Club, Crescent Athletic Club, 
Montclair Athletic Club, Bensonhurst Field Club, N. Y. V. Richmond County 
Club, Englewood Field Club ; associated with the Associated Cricket Clubs' 
Soccer League of Philadelphia. 

Trophy — Crescent Challenge Cup. Won by Crescent Athletic Club, 
1910-11 ; Belmont Cricket Club, 1911-12 ; Staten Island Cricket and Tennis 
Club, 1912-13; Crescent Athletic Club, 1913-14; Merchantville Field Club, 

Owing to adverse weather conditions the schedule for 1915-16 remains 
nnfinished. Bensonhurst and Montclair have yet to decide their game, which 
will possibly change the second, third and fourth positions in the present 

Staten Island, after a splendid display of football, succeeded in leading 
the League by a small margin, thereby winning the right to meet the 
winners of the Philadelphia League for the "Crescent Challenge Cup," 
which will not be competed for until the fall of 1916. 

The only clubs to defeat the Staten Island team were the Montclair A.C. 
and Bensonhurst F.C, and much depended upon the result of their last game 
of the season as to whether they assured themselves of the championship. 
It was in this game that Staten Island showed their playing qualities by 
tieing with Richmond County, after the latter club held the lead the greater 
part of the game. 

Montclair A.C. have made a splendid showing and not until the result 
of Staten Island's last game were they out of the running. In actual 
games played Montclair have lost one and that to the league winners, their 
other loss being a forfeit to Richmond County. It is possible for Montclair 
to drop to third position. 

Richmond County was exceedingly strong as compared with previous 
seasons. This is justified by their goal average of 15 — 13. Much interest 
was centered on their last game, as a win would have created a closer 
fight to retain their present position, which depends on the result of the 
Bensonhurst and Montclair game. . , 

Bensonhurst F.C, which played all their games away from home, have 
had a successful season. Should they be as successful In annexing the 
points from Montclair as they were against Staten Island they will take 
command of second place. A win will assure them of a better goal average 
than Montclair; a tie will give Bensonhurst third place over Richmond 
County because of a better goal average. _ 

The Crescent A.C hold a very unfamiliar position. The reason for same 
is attributed to having played many games below their full strength and 
because of competing teams 'being stronger than in previo»s seasons. 

Englewood's only point was obtained against Montclair. This was tLngie- 
wood's initial season in League football and their second year of soccer. 
Known as the "All- American" team, they are to be congratulated for the 
past efforts and good sportsmanship. They have the wishes of all the clubs 
for their future success. The League standing to date is as follows ; 


, Goals. ^ 

Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Pointtf 

Staten Island 10 7 2 1 35 11 15 

*Montclair A. C 9 5 2 2 21 13 12 

Richmond County 10 4 3 3 15 13 11 

Bensonhurst F.C 9 4 3 2 21 14 10 ; 

Crescent A.C 10 3 4 3 13 16 9 ' 

Englewood F.C 10 9 1 6 44 1 

♦Forfeited one game to Richmond County. 

That great interest is now being taken in the competition is gathered 
from the fact that 250 registrations have been sent in by the various clubs 
In every department the games during the season were of a higher standar< 
than previous years and the progress at the present rate is being recognizee 
by a marked increase in attendance at the games. 

The intoroitv game played on the Crescents' ground, Bay Ridge, oi 
December 5th, resulted in a win for the Philadelphia representatives by 3 — 1. 
So far the results of this annual game are equally divided, as the followin| 
record shows : 

Played 6, each League having won 2, lost 2 and drawn 2, with a goai 
average of 15 against 15. j 

Of the "cup" games played between the winners of the Field Club Leagui 
and the Associated Cricket Clubs' Soccer League of Philadelphia, New Yorl 
has won 3 and the Philadelphia clubs 2. 


By James G. Barclay, Brooklyn, N. y. 

Oificers — President, J. G. Barclay, Y.M.C.A. ; vice-president, Fred Maskell 
Columbia Oval ; secretary, Cornelius Ostrander, Y.M.C.A. Strollers ; treasurei 
George L. Smith, Overseas ; delegate to Southern New York State Footbal 
Association, W. Newman, I. R. T. Strollers. 

The Saturday Amateur Soccer League started its second season on Octobei 
9, 1915, with six teams, Columbia Ovals, Overseas, Strollers, Centrals, Brook 
Ij'U and I. R. T. Strollers, enrolled in. the competition. The I. R. T. Strollers 
were forced to withdraw on account of their inability to put a team on th< 
field on Saturdays. The remaining five teams played the schedule out, witi 
the Columbia Ovals just nosing out the Overseas, former champions. Th< 
final standing : 

G. W. L. D. Pts. G. W. L. D. Pts. 

Columbia Ovals 8 7 1 14 Central Y.M.C.A 8 2 6 4 

Overseas 8 6 1 1 13 Brookiyns 8 10 7 2 

Strollers 8 3 14 7 

The season was particularly noticeable for its lack of disputes. There was 
not a protest filed during the entire season. The conduct of the players on 
the field was also commendable, resulting in fast, clean sport. 

The Columbia Oval team is to be commended for winning the league cham- 
pionship the first season they entered the competition. The team is made up 
mostly of Saturday players who play for sport's sake, and credit is due their 
manager, Fred Maskell, for the example lie sets, which is helping to put 
soccer football on a higher plane. 

The Overseas Club lost out by one point, but it was not until the last 
game was played that the team gave up the fight to win the cup for the 
second time. 

The Strollers made a very creditable showing when it is considered that 
the tenm is composed of American-born players of the Brooklyn Central 
Y.M.C.A., who have recently learned the game in the various high schools. 
Neil Ostrander, secretary of the league, organized this team, and it is 


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^rr^® tJ^^^?? ^^%^ ^^^ ^-^ ,f i',^? "P^P" 0^ fighting spirit as the Strollers. 

The Brooklyn Central l.M.c.A. club was a disappointment, compared to 
the showing they made during the previous season. The cause is attributed 
to the fact that the Y.M.C.A. was without a "home" for some months while 
the new million-and-a-half-dollar building was being completed, so that the 
team seemed to get scattered. 

The Brooklyn P.C. had rather an unfortunate season, being unable at times 
to place a full team on the field, which was probably due to the fact that 
they wished to make this a purely Saturday team and did not want to draw 
from their Sunday players. 

The league is greatly indebted to Mr. Ostrander for the way in which he 
handled the affairs of the association. The selecting of the referees and the 
arranging of postponed games, which were left in his care, was carried out 
to the satisfaction of all concerned. 


Owing to inclemency of the weather, the 1915-16 season of the National 
Association Football League did not come up to expectations, particularly in 
point of attendance. Nevertheless the play was of a high order almost 
without exception. Interest in the teams seemed, despite the weather con- 
ditions, to enjoy a healthy growth, and three teams finished well bunched at 
the top. The final standing of the clubs follows : 

G. W. L. D. Pts. G. W. L. D. Pts. 

Alley Boj-s 8 5 2 1 11 West Hudson 3 10 2 4 

Scottish-American .... 7 4 2 1 9 Brooklyn F.0 3 1 2 2 

Babcock & Wilcox.... 6 3 2 8 Jersey A.C i 4 


Champions of New York State Association Football League, Seasons 

By Thomas McCamphill, Mgr. 
The following Is the record of the team for the past season : 
National Challenge Cup Competition— First Round: 5. Degnon Boys' F.O. 1. Second 
Round: 5, Jersey City F.C. 4. Third Round: 0, Continental F.C. 1. 

American Football Association Cup Competition— First Round: 3, Columbia Oval 
F.C. 0. Second Round: 3, Continental F.C. 1. Third Round: 1, Scottish-American 

Southern New York State Cup Competition— First Round: West Side Rangers F.O. 
scratched to Brooklyn Celtic F.O. Second Round: 3, Columbia Oval F.C. 0. Third 
Round: 0, Yonkers F. 0. 2. ^ . ^ t„/^ h. 

Exhibition Games— 4, West Hudson F.O. 3; 0, Yonkers F.O. 0; 0, Greenpomt F.O. 1, 
3, Clan McDonald F.C. 0. „ ^ ^ , m n/r -n,.*? 

New York State Association Football Lengue-3, Bay Ridge F.C, 1; 4, Clan McUutr 
F.C. 0; 3, Cameron F.C. 0; 2, Yonkers F.C. 2; 1, Degnon Boys' F.C. 0; 2, <-ameron 
F.C. 0; 2. Bay Ridge F.C. 0; 1, Yonkers F.C. 1; 2, Columbia Oval F.C. ^''%^^^- 
tinental F.O. 1; 3. Clan McDuff F.O. 0; 1. Clan McDonald F.C. 0:7. Continental F.C. 1. 

Played, 16; won, 14; drawn, 2; goals scored for, 34; goals scored against b, 
points, 30. Degnon Boys' F.O., Columbia Oval F.C. and Clan McDonald F.C. scratched. 


By Rowland A. Patterson. 
The tenth annual soccer football tournament of the P^^^^ Schools Ath- 
letic League was the most successful tournament ever conducted by tbe 
league. The ten teams that entered showed a better knowledge of the gam© 



than the teams of previous years. A spirit of good sportsmanship prevail* 
in every game ; there was no protesting of decisions and no complaint about 
the officiating. Much of the credit for the success of the tournament is due 
ito the officials who refereed the games. 

At the beginning of the season most of the schools filed their schedule, 
noting the time and place for playing the games, and the officials werf 
assigned for the entire schedule. The members of the National Football 
Referees' Association and of the Southern New York State Football Associa- 
tion rendered assistance by serving as referees. 

There is even a brighter outlook for the future of the soccer activities of 
the league because of the interest that is being taken by the various asso- 
ciations and clubs. A representative of the league has been elected to 
membership in the Southern New York State Football Association, and a 
closer co-operation between the league and this association is assured. 

Curtis High School won the championship and has been awarded the 
William H. Maxwell Trophy. The standing of the teams follows : 

W. L. D. Pts. W. L. D. Pts. 

Curtis H.S 7 1 1 15 Manual Training H.S 3 4 2 8 

Erasmus Hall H.S 5 1 3 13 Morris H.S 2 4 3 7 

DeWitt Clinton H.S 5 2 2 12 H.S. of Commerce 2 6 15 

Evander Childs H.S 5 3 1 11 Townsend Harris Hall H.S. 15 3 5 

Commercial H.S 3 1 5 11 Boys' H.S 17 13 

The players of the champion Curtis team were : Vergil Markham, goal j 
George D. Lennington, right back ; Andrew Brown, right half-back ; Gustav 
TJlrich, outside left; Samuel Meyerson, outside right; Carl C. Clason, center; 
Edgar Taylor, left back ; Aus'tin K. Doyle, center half-back ; Irving R. 
Smith (captain), left half-back; Joseph Sullivan, inside left; Joseph Barth, 
inside right ; Lawrence Latz, substitute ; Eugene Collamore, Jr., substitute ; 
William Vosburgh, manager; William W. Rogers, faculty adviser. 


By William J. Lee, 

Supervisor of Recreation, Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan 

and Richmond ; Secretary-Treasurer Interpark Playground 

Athletic Association. 

The popularity of soccer football In the park playgrounds is increasing 
each year. The interpark tournament has advanced from fourteen to eighteen 
teams. St. Gabriel's Park Playground played through the entire tournament 
with only one goal scored against them. 

No institution is doing more to promote soccer football in the minds of 
the young than the Bureau of Recreation. Over six thousand spectators 
watched the final game. Let all the associations help keep up the good work 
in this great out-of-dooors game that fits both man and boy. 

The following are the results of the tournament : 

Southern Section. 

Goals. Goals. 

W. L. D. F. A. Pts. W. L. D. F. A, Pts. 

Seward 8 2 22 7 16 Columbus 5 4 1 12 11 11 

Tompkins Square.... 7 2 1 27 12 15 Cherry and Market.. 2 6 2 17 28 6 

Corlears Hook 4 3 3 11 11 11 Hamilton Fish 1 9 3 28 2 

Central Section. 

Goals. Goals. 

W. L. D. F. A. Pts. W. L. D. F. A. Ptfl. 

St. Gabriel's 9 1 38 1 19 Yorkville 3 6 1 10 21 7 

Thomas Jefferson.... 7 2 1 20 12 15 John Jay 3 7 11 31 6 

Queensboro 4 4 3 16 13 10 East Meadow 9 1 3 20 1 


Western Section. 

Goals. Goals. 

W. L. D. F. A. Pts. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. 

stor Field 8 1 1 29 9 17 Jasper Oval 5 5 14 18 10 

helsea 7 2 1 24 16 15 West 59th Street.... 3 7 22 36 6 

e Witt Clinton.... 5 5 18 25 10 Central 65th Street. 3 7 14 19 6 

Won. Lost. PC. Won. Lost. PC. 

:. Gabriel's 2 1.000 Astor Field 2 .000 

iward 1 1 .500 


Officers — President, John Schmidt; vice-president, Ed Hager ; secretary 
nd delegate. Camp Mundell ; treasurer, Harry Nuss ; sergeant-at-arms, Tom 
[yatt ; board of trustees, Henry Lyons, chairman ; George Seylar, Ed Ham- 
lel, Martin Hyatt, William Koelsch and William Hagerman ; managers, Chris 
pence and Herman Heubner. 

After four years of hard work in the interests of amateur soccer football in 
[udson County, N. J., the Greenville Field Club of Jersey City was well 
awarded for its previous efforts by producing a Metropolitan League cham- 
ionship winner and victor of Metropolitan and New York District Cup tie 
Dmpetition. The Greenville club was undefeated in thirty-one games before 
eing declared the winners of both honors. Holding the highest record for 
oals scored in one game, fourteen, in organized soccer and winning the 
rst place over Fulton Camerons by the close margin of 1 point, brought 
3 a close the Metropolitan League's most successful season. The league is 
omposed of fourteen strong amateur clubs of New York and New Jersey. 

Since Its organization, the Greenville Field Club is considered one of the 
aremost promoters of amateur athletic sports in Jersey City. 

-Goals. — 


Games. G.F.C. 0pp. 


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Games. G.F.C. 0pp. 

White Rose 2 4 

Jersey Blues 2 2 1 

Yonker's Rovers 2 6 1 

Visitation F.C 2 4 1 

German F.C 2 2 

Spartan F.C 2 2 

t. George 2 22 1 

ulton Camerons 2 4 1 

onkers Thistles 2 4 1 

loboken F.C 2 10 3 

7. S. Rangers 2 8 1 

ay Ridge F.C 2 4 

ludson United 2 4 1 

Individual goals made during the season— Koelsch, 26; S. McKnight, 12; J. 
IcKnight, 10; Hansen, 10; Ben Lowe, 7; Jack Lowe, 6; Johnson, 6; Gedettes, 5; 
IcLoughlin, 4; Spence, 3; Dillon, 1; Devlin, 1; Parkinson, 1; total, 92. 


1 United States Football Association Cup— Our Boys 4, Greenville 1. American Foot- 
lall Association Cui>-Babcock & Wilcox 2, Greenville 1. Metropolitan Cup— Bay 
lidge 0, Greenville 5; Fulton Camerons 3, Greenville 3; Fulton Camerons 1, Green- 
ille 3; Visitation F.C. 1, Greenville 1; Visitation F.C. 1, Greenville 2. 


By Thomas T. Adam, Harrison, N. J. 

The West Hudsons started the season looking like winners, but fell down 
oward the end after having eliminated three of the strongest teams from 
lie U.S.F.A. competition, namely, Clan McDonald, Yonkers F.C. and Babcock 


& Wilcox. They were in turn defeated by Bethlehem in the fourth rourjl 
1 — ,Q^ on April 2, Bethlehem scoring on a penalty kick. They were also p| 
out of the running in the A.F.A. Cup by the Jersey A.C., 1 — 0. after havijj 
played a drawn game. — 0. In the U.S.P.A. competition the West Hudso' 
had to play three games with Clan McDonald in the first round ; also t\' 
games with Yonkers in the second round. Following is the record of t'.\ 
club for the season : !! 

U.S.F.A.— First round: 1, Clan McDonald 1; replay, 2, Clan McDonald 2; replay, i 
Clan McDonald 1. Second round: 0, Yonkers 0; replay, 2, Yonkers .0._TJiird roun 
2, Babcox & Wilcox 1. Fourth roimd: 0, Bethlehem 1. 

A.F.A.— 1, Jersey A.C. 1; replay, 0, Jersey A.C. 1. «- _ • 

National League— 3, Babcock & Wilcox 2; 3, Scots 2; 2, Brooklyn 1; 0, Babcock 
Wilcox, 0; 1, Alley Boys 1; 0, Jersey A.C. (unfinished); 2, Scots, 6. 

Exhibition Gnmes— 1, Continental 4; 1, Brooklyn 'Celtics 3; 0, Bethlehem 1; 
Haledon Thistles 2; 1, Alley Boys 3; 3, Jersey A.C. 2. 

Goals scored— U.S. F. A.: Against opponents, 9; by opponents, 6. A.F.A. : Again 
opponents, 1; by opponents, 2. National League: Against opponents, 11; by opponent 
12. Exhibition: Against opponents, 11; by opponents, 12. Total: Against opponent 
32, by opponents, 32. 


By J. Stenger, Secretary. 

The season of 1915-16 proved the best in the short history of the Babcoc 
& Wilcox Football Club of Bayonne. In previous years the club has bee 
looked upon as good juniors, but this past season it became ambitious, joine 
the National League, and gathered a team that proved to be one of the bes 
in the metropolitan area. The West Hudson. Football Club knocked thei 
out of the U.S.F.A. Cup competition in the third round, but the team mar 
aged to fight its way to the semi-final of the American Cup, defeating sue! 
splendid teams as Fore River F.C. and Bridgeport F.C. 

The Scottish-Americans, however, put an end to its ambitions for th 
season. Altogether the team played 23 games, won 15, lost 5, drew S 
scored 68 goals and lost 32 goals. 



Officers — President, C. Edson of Hyatt Roller Bearing Company : vice- 
president, E. Gately of Simms Magneto Company ; secretary, T. H. Kinnlai 
of Splitdorf Company, 98 Warren Street, Newark, N. J. ; treasurer, W 
Murray of Weston Electric Company. 

The Manufacturers' Soccer League of Newark was organized last season 
the following teams being granted franchises : Splitdorf Company, Hyat1 
Roller Bearing Company, Simms Magneto Company, Nairn Linoleum Com- 
pany, Hartshorn Company, Weston Electric Company. 

The league prospered from the start and finished its full schedule without 
a break. The cup and medals were won by the Simms Magneto Company ; 
Splitdorf second, one point behind ; Hyatt third ; then Nairn, Hartshorn and 

The league held a successful field day at Hillside Park, Belleville, In June,! 
Splitdorf being the point winner in the events, and also winning the medals 
for the six a side game. 

The league intends playing Sunday ball the coming season and also tO' 
increase the number of clubs. 

The league holds weekly meetings every Friday, at 19 West Park Street, 
Newark, N. J, 



The Audubons played seventeen games during the season of 1915-16, of 
which they won twelve, lost four, and one was drawn. They scored a total 
of fifty-five goals to twenty for opponents. The record follows : 

2, West Philadelphia 3; 0. Somerset F.C. 2; 4, Textile F.C. 2- 3 La Mott 0- 3 
Fairhill B.C. 0; 7, Callowhill P.R.T. 0; 2, West Pliiladelphia 0; 3, P. R. Tninsporta- 
tion Department 0; 4, Textile F.C. 2; 4, Hurley F.C. 2; 2, Callowhill PRT 0- 
i,'i^-«'^P^I^^^'i h^.^^J' ^' ^^' Michael 0; 2, Alma 2; 1, Fairhill B.C. 2; 3, Lor'etta 
F.C. 2; 6, H. K. Mulford F.C. 0. 


Affiliated with the United States Referees' Union. 
By a. M. Addison, Maple Shade, N. J. 

Officers — President, A. M. Addison ; vice-president, E. Waldron ; treasurer, 
W. E. Hinds ; secretary, B. Groves, 549 Indiana Avenue, Philadelphia. 

Examining Board — D. Stewart, chairman ; B. Waldron, secretary ; D. 
Gould, G. Young, Jas. Walder. 

Formed in 1903 by five well known soccer men, this Association has again 
had a most successful year. The Association is undoubtedly one of the strong- 
est in the United States, and its members have set an example for work in 
the field of soccer that would be hard to beat, not only in controlling the 
game, but many of Its members are called upon to assist other Associations 
in promoting that game which is so dear to us all. It has been often urged 
that a referee should not associate with other bodies in the management or 
control of soccer, but in Philadelphia it is thought otherwise, anil many a 
league has found that the referee is a man to be called upon in controlling 
the affairs and his assistance has been the means of givijig sound foundation 
to their Associations. 

The annual dinner, held at the close of the season this year, was a 
notable affair. The Association had the honor of having with them the 
officers of the U. S. F. A,, as follows: John A. Fernle^% president; Douglas 
Stewart, first vice-president ; T. W. Cahill, secretary ; Archibald Birse, 
treasurer. These, with a host of other gentlemen well known in the soccer 
world, made the affair a splendid finish to a grand season. One of the 
most pleasing events of the evening was the presentation by the members 
to its esteemed treasurer, Walter B. Hinds, of solid gold links and pin 
with his initials set in blue enamel. 

Following is a record of games refereed during the season of 1915-16'. 

Allied League, First, Second, Third and Fourth Divisions, 207; Allied League, 
Telegraph Cup competition, 17; American League, 24; Cricket League, First and 
Second Divisions, 53; Club games (miscellaneous), 62; Blue Mountain League, 
including final cup games, 10; Benefit games, 11; Intercity games, 3; Interleague 
games, 5; Intercollegiate games, 15; Miscellaneous Cup games, 16; Philadelphia 
League, 50; Industrial League, including Hohlfeld Cup series, 33; United League, 
79; Scholastic League, 19; School gafhes (miscellaneous), 5. Grand total, 609. 

The association furnished linesmen during the season on eighteen occasions, 
including semi-final for National Cup, Allied League Telegraph Cup series. Hohlfeld 
series. United League, Eastern District Football Association, benefit games, etc. 

A comparative list of games handled by this association from 1909 to date is aa 
follows: Season of 1909-10, 222; 1910-11, 319; 1911-12, 363; 1912-13, 564; 1913-14, 532; 
1914-15, 642; 1915-16, 609. 


By William Palmer, Sbceetary. 
0/7!cers— President, D. Stewart, University of Pennsylvania ; first vice- 
p president, Wesley W. Kurtz, Cricket Clubs League, Philadelphia ; second vice- 


president, G. W. Rieger, Jr., Public Schools Association ; treasurer, Arthurj; 
Watson, Philadelphia League ; secretary, William Palmer, Allied Amerieai 
Football Association. 

Association football has grown very rapidly in this State. During the 
season of 1914-15 the membership of the association comprised 103 clubs,!j 
while the season of 1915-16 shows an increase of 39, making a total mem- 
bership of 142 clubs. This is, I believe, easily the largest individual mem-| 
bership in the United States Football Association. This membership is madel 
up as follows: 

Allied American Football Association— Five divisions, forty-five clubs and nin«] 
associated clubs, making in all, fifty-four clubs. 

American League of Associated Clubs— One division, six clubs and one asso- 
ciated club, in all, seven clubs. i 

Football League of the Associated Cricket Clubs— Two divisions, eleven clubs. 

United League — One division, ten clubs and two associated clubs, in all, twelve 

Blue Mountain Association Football League of South Bethlehem— One division, six 
clubs and one associated club, in all, seven clubs. 

Philadelphia Class A League— One division, seven clubs and two associated clubs, 
in all, nine clubs. 

Philadelphia Class B League— One division, ten clubs. 

Industrial Association Football League — One division, eight clubs. 

The Grammar School Athletic Association— Four divisions, twenty-four clubs. 

The Referees' Association— Sixty-nine active members. 

This results in the association having on its rolls ten separate football 
organizations, with seventeen divisions and an aggregate of 142 clubs, of 
which, however, only 118 are dues paying clubs, the Grammar School Ath- 
letic Association being exempted from the payment of dues. 

The association registered over three thousand players during the season, 
of which more than 97 per cent, are amateurs. The professionals are becom- 
ing more of a minority each season. The game played between the amateurs 
and the professionals resulted in a score of 4 goals to 1 in favor of the 

To enable the competition among the public high schools to be properly 
handled on the field, this association, together with the Referees' Associa- 
tion, provided funds for the provision of competent referees for all of the 
games in the competition. To further assist in the development of the game 
in the high schools the Eastern District Cup was procured through fund9 
supplied bv the Football League of the Associated Cricket Clubs and pre- 
sented to the Northeast High School, the winner of the competition, by this 

The association has been greatly reorganized during the past season, the 
rules governing each organization holding membership in the association, and 
where such rules were in conformity with the laws of the U.S.F.A. and this 
association each organization was requested to file a copy of its rules for 
examination and revision if necessary. The Council has also decided to have 
the books of each organization examined once a year. 

Of our large membership and position In the U.S.F.A. councils we have 
cause to be proud. We have also reason to be proud of our clubs and players. 
We have not only the largest and the pioneer Referees' Association on our 
rolls, but we have scholastic, club and college teams also on our rolls. Our 
club teams have a high position in the country, one of them, at least, the 
Bethlehem Steel Works team, having won in open competition the two high- 
est championships of the country, that is, the National Challenge Cup and 
the American Cup. Undoubtedly much of Bethlehem's success is due to the 
efforts 'of H. E. Lewis, third vice-president of the Bethlehem Steel Works, 
who has managed the team and is responsible for its being. Not only are 
we honored in this way, but on the occasion of the United States Football 
Association sending to Norway and Sweden this summer its first interna- 
tional team, the committee in charge selected five of the fourteen men being 
sent from this district. 











































Club. Games. 

Disston 11 

Bethlehem 11 

Boys' Club 9 

Hibernians 7 

Victor T. M. Co 8 

Ranger 8 


Kirkpa trick, Disston 9 

Andrew, Disston 7 

Pearce, Disston 6 

Fleming, Bethlehem 6 

Renney, Boys' Club 6 

A. Robinson, Disston 5 

McEwan, Disston 5 

Rogers, Disston 5 

Pepper, Bethlehem 5 

Barrett, Hibernian 5 

Brown, Bethlehem 4 

Clarke, Bethlehem 4 

Graham, Bethlehem 4 

Garna, Bethlehem 4 

Gallagher, Hibernian 3 

Honison, Disston 3 

Scott, Disston 3 

Mclntyre, Boys' Club 3 

Fisher, Disston 2 

Bailey, Disston 2 

Small 2 

Joyce, Victor T. M. Co 1 

Buch, Victor T. M. Co 1 


Spalding, Disston 2 

P. Smith, Hibernian 2 

Montgomery, Boys' Club 2 

McDonough, Boys' Club 2 

Dean, Bethlehem 2 

Lance, Bethlehem 2 

Ford, Victor T. M. Co 2 

Russell, Ranger 2 

Nare, Disston 

Bughar, Disston 

Dutcher, Disston 

Butler, Bethlehem 

McDonald, Bethlehem 

Murray, Bethlehem 

Richardson, Hibernian 

D. Scott, Hibernian 

Coursey, Hibernian 

Clauderaly, Boys' Club 

Hardy, Ranger 

Scholin, Ranger 

Goodwin, Victor T. M. Co 

Brown, Victor T. M. Co 

Pearce, Disston 4 

Wiess, Disston 7 

Duncan, Bethlehem 5 

Scharfe, Bethlehem 2 

Hughes, Hibernians 5 

Rawson, Hibernians 1 

Butler, Bethlehem 2 

Tryne, Boys' Club 1 


No. No. 
Games. Goals. Games. Goals. 

1 Kerr, Boys' Club 3 6 

2 Rennie, Boys' Club 2 4 

2 Knott, Boys' Club 2 3 

1 McCanley, Boys' Club 1 1 

6 Cameron, Ranger 6 30 

7 Campbell, Ranger 1 13 

1 Hall, Victor T. M. Co 1 15 

5 'Burch, Victor T. M. Co 6 28 



The season of 1915-16 was by far the most successful in the history of 
the Pittsburgh and District Association Football League, the class of foot- 
ball displayed and the attendance at the games surpassing all previous 
records. The league was composed of six teams, among which were the 
now well known Homestead Steel Works Club, thrice league champions ; 
Noblestown F.C. (late Sturgeon), last season's runners-up, and Pittsburgh 
Bovers, who have always shown good form. 

The cup winners, Noblestown F.C, thoroughly deserved the trophy, as 
they were the most consistent performers throughout the season, meeting 
defeat on one occasion only out of ton games played, and that on the ground 
of their opponents. Homestead Steel Works, cup winners 1914-15, were 
much weaker than the previous season, due to the loss of several star 
players, and consequently they were compelled to be content with g, tie for 


second place in the league standing, although their record of eight games 
won and two lost was a very creditable performance. Pittsburgh Rovers 
started the season in good style, but at a crucial stage in the season they 
lost the services of E. George, a mainstay of the team, and one of the finest 
fullbacks ever seen in Western Pennsylvania. Nevertheless they tied for 
second place with Homestead Steel Works. 

The climax of the season was reached in the interleague game which was 
played New Year's Day, on the ground of the Pittsburgh Federal Leaguo 
Base Ball Club, between teams representing Pittsburgh and District League 
and the Pittsburgh Press League, which resulted in a decisive victory for 
the District eleven, after a strenuous contest under rather unfavorpble 
weather conditions. 

This league also had the satisfaction of again seeing one of its teams, 
namely. Homestead Steel Works, emerge victorious in the Western Pennsyl- 
vania Cup Competition, the final game between that team and Beadling of 
the Press League resulting in a win for the steel workers. 

In the National Cup Competition the best performance was again shown 
by Homestead, but they were put out of the running by Braddock F.C, 
after defeating in turn Donora of the Press League, Juniata Burns of Johns- 
town, Pa., and Pittsburgh Rovers. 

The standing of the clubs follows : 

, Goals. , 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Noblestown 10 9 1 41 9 18 

Pittsburgh Rovers 10 8 2 27 13 16 

Homestead Steel Works 10 8 2 25 11 16 

Westinghouse Air Brake Co 10 3 7 15 17 6 

Beadling Rovers 10 2 8 11 35 4 

Allegheny United 10 1 9 7 41 2 


Aflaiiated with Western Pennsylvania Football Association. 
By William S. Haddock, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Soccer football was developed to a higher degree during the season of 
1915-16 than ever before in Western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Press 
stood sponsor for four leagues, which were made up as follows : Central 
League, seven clubs ; Monongahela League, six clubs ; the Yough. Vallev League, 
six clubs ; the Pittsburgh Press Junior League, eight clubs. Treveskyn, Brad- 
dock, Gratztown and Bridgeville Juniors were the winners in their leagues. 

An inter-league series of three games, for the championship of the Press 
League, was played between Braddock and Treveskyn, the result being in 
favor of Braddock by one victory and two draws. Braddock thereby won 
the magnificent silver trophy and gold medals offered by the Pittsburgh 

Gratztown had a comparatively easy time winning the handsome bronze 
trophy offered by the Press for the championship of the Yough. Valley 
League. The Bridgeville Juniors had a hard fight to win the silver trophy 
offered by the Press for the champion junior team. 

The Press Junior League was an innovation started by the officials of the 
Press League and was made up of young men, eighteen years of age and 
under. The league was an unqualified success and will be continued on a 
larger scale than ever in the future. 

The officers of all the Press leagues were : President Ralph S. Davis, 
sporting editor of the Press ; secretary-treasurer, William S. Haddock. 

In their annual game with the Pittsburgh District League All-Stars, the 
Press All-Stars were defeated, 5 to 3. The local season wound up with a 
banquet at the Colonial Annex Hotel on February 26, when all the trophies 
were presented. The standing of the teams in the various leagues follows: 

1, R. Stanley r.mi. i h Sui.., ' Athletics Pittsburgh Public Schools • Presi- 

denrwestora P<.nn.,h.-nnn .U^.-k, u.m, T.S.F.A. 2 William «. naddock Pittsbui^^^^^ 
Pa., Socrctarv-Trc.-.snr.-r Fil t-l.iu-fih Press Soccer Football League, .Seasons 1913-191«- 
3. Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa., Vice-President Western P^^^^J^Yi^^^^itf^S^ 
Association; President Pittsburgh District League. * Ralph S. Davis Pittsbur^^^^^^ 
Pa., Sporting Editor Pittsburgh Press and President Pittsburgh Press Soccer Football 
League, Seaions 1913-1916. 5, David C. Adamson, Pittsburgh, Pa., Secretary Western 
Pennsylvania Football Association, Seasons 1913-1916. 

(1) BKADDOCK (PA.) FOOTBALL CLUB— 1, A. Morrison, Secretary; 2, W. Mor- 
rison; 3, Stocker; 4, Lowther, Mgr. and Trainer; 5, Crowthers; 6, Little, Committee; 
7, Brown; 8, Blackwood; 9, Whyte; 10, Holmes, Committee; 11, Shearer; 12, Young; 
13, Boyle; 14, Donaghu; 15, Hunter. (2) Group of stars of the Braddock (Pa.) Foot- 
ball Club— 1, Morrison; 2, Stocker; 3, Brown; 4, Crowthers; 5, Blackwood; 6, Whyte; 
(3) Jack Lowther, Manager Braddock (Pa.) Football Club, 1915-16. (4) Russell 
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1, Winton E. Barker, President St. Louis (Mo.) Soccer League. Mr. Barker has 
done more to promote Soccer in the Middle West than any other person, and is 
indirectly responsible for the organization of the United States Football Association, 
and it was through his influence and capital that the Pilgrim Soccer Football Club 
of England toured this country on two occasions. 2, James Goggin, President Chicago 
American Football Club. 3, William Norris, Secretary Chicago-American Football 
Club. 4, William Foley, Manager Innisfails Football Club, St. Louis, Mo., 1915-16. 
5, Andrew Little, Captain Kansas City (Mo.) Tigers Football Club, 1915-16. 6, Samuel 
Darwent. Chicago, 111., Manager Hyde Park Blues, 1915-16, 

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Treasurer Wisconsin State Football Association. 3, Edgar Naylor, Secretary -Treasurer 
Milwaukee Soccer League. 4, William Hewitt, First Vice-President Lake Sliore 
League. 5, Officials Lake Shore League-1, A. Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer; 2, 
W. Charling, Second Vice-President; 3, L. Carolan, Third Vice-President; 4 J. Boeck, 
President. 6, R. J. C. Bott, Vice-President Wisconsin State Football Association. 

7. W. A. E. Hall, Kenosha, Wis., President Wisconsin State Football Association. 

8. A. Robinson. Delegate-at-Large Wisconsin State Football Association. 

FOOTBALL CLUB, KENOSHA, WIS.-Members Lake Shore League. (3) MAC 
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Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. 

Treveskyn 10 10 

BeadUng 7 6 1 

Curry 12 4 5 3 

Bridgeville 10 4 4 2 

Cecil 12 4 7 1 

Castle Shannon 12 3 8 1 

Sturgeon U 1 8 2 


Braddock 10 7 l 2 

Dunlevy 10 6 3 1 

Gallatin 10 5 3 2 

Boscoe 10 6 4 

Manown 10 2 7 1 

Donora 10 8 2 


Gratztown 9 9 

Shaner 10 6 4 

Coulten 9 5 4 

Buena Vista 10 3 6 1 

Whitsett 6 14 1 

Van Meter 5 14 

Fitz Henry 6 15 


Bridgeville 14 13 1 

Morgan 14 12 2 

Homestead 13 6 4 3 

Castle Shannon 13 7 5 1 

I Swissvale 12 5 6 1 

\ Y. A. Heidelberg 11 5 6 

! Braddock 12 2 10 

I Pittsburgh Rovers 13 11 2 


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By Ivor A. Hopkins. 

The Pittsburgh District and the Press League teams met on January 1 
In the fourth annual contest for the interleague championship, at Exposition 
Park, Pittsburgh, and the encounter resulted in a decisive victory for the 
District League eleven, after a strenuous contest on a heavy field and 
through incessant rain. 

Previous to this meeting the Press team had proved superior in a majority 
of the games and was generally expected to again emerge victorious, espe- 
cially as its opponents were compelled at the last moment to include two 
substitutes in the line-up, Leith and McFalls doing duty for Brannigan 
and Barr. The line-up follows: 

Pittsburgh District, 5. Position. Pittsburgh Press, 3. 

Dixon, Noblestown Goal Boyle, Braddock 

Henney, Homestead Right Back Anderson, Castle Shannon 

Edwards, Noblestown Left Back Blackwood, Braddock 

Wright, Pittsburgh Rovers Right Half Ince, Beadling 

Leith, Homestead Center Half O'Neil, Bridgeville 

McFalls, Noblestown Left Half Whyte, Braddock 

Sneddon, Noblestown Outside Right Klewitz, Braddock 

McGinn, Noblestown Inside Right Jones, Beadling 

Lynch, Homestead Center McHenry, Braddock 

Morgan, Noblestown Inside Left Dolan, Beadling 

Patterson, Homestead Outside Left McClusky, Cecil 

Eeferee— James Spence, W. P. R. Association, Time of halves— 45 minutes. Goals 
scored— By Lynch, Morgan (2), Patterson, McGinn, Dolau, McHenry, Kiewitz. 



By R. Stanley Buelbigh, 
Supervisor Grammar School Athletics. 

Pittsburgh schools have taken giant strides in soccer. It is one of the 
major sports in our high schools and the only football in the grammar grade 
schools. I have in the grammar grades 105 schools. Each school has a 
team. First, the schools are divided into four districts, namely : North Side 
with 23 schools, South Side with 22 schools. Central with 22 schools, and 
the East End with 38 schools. The schools are grouped into leagues : 
North Side five leagues; South Side, six leagues; Central, five leagues, and 
East End, 'nine leagues. Each league plays each school in its group two 
games. The winners of each league play each other until there is a cham- 
pionship team for each district ; then the district champions play for the 
championship of the city. A. G. Spalding & Bros, have donated a splendid 
trophv for the championship team. 

Last season we did not play further than the* group championship, as we 
had some trouble getting grounds and officials who understood the game. 
This year that problem has been met. There were 800 games played last 
season by the grammar schools alone ; this year over 400 games are sched- 
uled. Last season 1,500 boys played, but this year there will be over 3,000 
in the game. The new physical directors for the high schools come with a 
knowledge of the game, and we expect to have soccer posts on every field. 

That the boys are interested in the game shows when they played up to 
the Christmas holidays last season and several of the teams got suits and 
played other games not scheduled. The Board of Education encouraged the 
games in many ways. If other cities in the United States are doing as 
much for the game, it will not be many years until our Thanksgiving Day 
athletic feature will be soccer. We play according to the rulings of the 
U.S.P.A., and eight high schools belong to the Western Pennsylvania Asso- 

By J, H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, Pa. 

The Blue Mountain League of Association Football Clubs finished the 
second season of its career. Organized in 1914, It has made a rapid growth 
land a wide reputation in football circles, due mainly to the officials at the 
head and honorary members, who have done all in their power to make it 
successful both financially and socially. The bad weather during eight weeks 
of the past season, when all clubs were idle, made it impossible for some of 
the teams to finish on time, but the season on the whole was very satisfac- 
tory, and closed with bright prospects for 1916-17. 

Allentown Y.M.C.A. won the league championship, and great credit is due 
both players and officials, especially Harvey E. Hersh, the manager, who 
devoted a great amount of valuable time to the uplift of association foot- 
ball, not only in Allentown, where he organized a school league and gave to 
the champions of their class a beautiful silver cup and bronze medals, but 
through the Lehigh Valley in general. Bethlehem East End won the trophy, 
known as the Wilbur Cup, in the Amateur Cup competition, conducted in 
conjunction with the Blue Mountain League. Allentown Y.M.C.A. having 
reached the final of the Wilbur Cup, great credit is due the Bethlehem East 
End team, which defeated them in the final game, 3 — 0, being the only team 
to lower the colors of the Y.M.C.A. bovs during the season of 1915-16. 

The official standing for the season follows : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Allentown Y.M.C.A 10 6 4 32 6 16 

Saucon Cross Roads P.C 10 4 6 21 22 8 

Nativity Men's Club 10 3 6 1 17 13 7 

Bethlehem E.E 10 2 7 1 6 6 5 

Summit Hill F.0 10 2 7 1 17 20 5 

Hellertown F.C 10 10 6 32 



Under ttie Auspices of the W.P.F.A. 
By David C. Adamson. 

First round— Donora Steel Works F.C. 3, Braddock F.C. 1; Wostinghouse Airbrake 
P.C. 3, Allegheny United F.C. 1; Treveskyn F.C. 4, Noblestown F.C. 3; Youngstown 
P.O. 3, Youngstown Thistles F.C. 2. 

Byes— Homestead Steel Works F.C; Juniata Y.M.C.A.; Mannington (W. Va.) 
United F.C; Grand Independent F.C, Bast Liverpool, O.; Struthers (O.) F.C; 
Cecil F.C; Madison F.C; Pittsburgh Rovers F.C; FoUansbee (W. Va.) United F.C; 
All-Scots F.C, Youngstown, O. ; Bridgeville F.C; Beadling F.C. 

Second round— Homestead Steel Works F.C. 2, Donora Steel Works F.C 0; Madison 
F.C. 2, Juniata F.C 1; Pittsburgh Rovers P.C 2, Westinghouse Airbrake F.C 0; 
Grand Independent F.C, E. Liverpool, O., 2, All-Scots F.C. 1; Youngstown (O.) F.C 
4, Struthers (0.) F.C 1; Mannington (W. Va.)" United F.C 3, FoUansbee (W. Va.) 
United F.C 1; Treveskyn F.C. 3, Bridgeville F.C 1; Beadling F.C 7, Cecil F.C 2. 

Third round— Homostead Steel Works F.C 4, Madison F.C. 0; Grand Independent 
P.O., E. Liverpool, O., 1, Pittsburgh Rovers F.C. 1; replay, Pittsburgh Rovers 
P.O. 3, Grand Independent F.C. 1; Beadling F.C. 5, Treveskyn F.C. 1; Mannington 
United F.C. 2, Youngstown F.C. 0. 

Fourth round— Homestead Steel Works F.C. 7, Pittsburgh Rovers F.C. 2; Beadling 
P.O. 5, Mannington United F.C. 0; 

Final round— Homestead Steel Works F.C 2, B»adling F.C. 2; replay, Homestead 
Steel Works F.C. 3, Beadling F.C. 2. 


Last season was the fifth year of soccer under the direction of the Public 
Athletic League of Baltimore. The season was divided into three parts. 
The first division was for juniors. 95 lbs. and under, in which five of 
Baltimore's parks were represented, Carroll, Clifton, Easterwood, Latrobe and 

The second division was for juniors of unlimited weight. Six teams com- 
posed this division, Carroll, Clifton, Easterwood and Latrobe entering one 
team each and Patterson two teams. 

The junior divisions of the tournament played on a round robin basis, 
Patterson winning the lightweight city championship, Clifton capturing the 
honors in the heavyweight class. 

The results of games in the jimior lightweight class were as follows : 

Easterwood 1, Clifton 1, at Easterwood Patterson 1, Latrobe 0. at Patterson 

Carroll 4, Latrobe 0, at Latrobe Carroll 1, Easterwood 0, at Carroll 

Patterson 11, Easterwood 0, at Patterson Clifton 1, Latrobe 0, at Latrobe 

Clifton 1, Carroll 0, at Clifton Patterson 0, Clifton 0, at Clifton 

Easterwood 1, Latrobe 0, at Easterwood Patterson 1, Clifton 0, at Patterson 
Carroll 0, Patterson 0, at Carroll 

In the junior unlimited class the games resulted as follows : 

Clifton 1, EasterAvood 0, at Clifton Clifton 1, Patterson 0, at Clifton 

Latrobe 1, Patterson 0, at Patterson Latrobe 1, Carroll 0, at Latrobe 

Carroll 0. Patterson T.C 0, at Carroll Easterwood 0, Patterson 0, at Easterwood 

Latrobe 1, Easterwood 0, at Latrobe Latrobe 0, Patterson T.C 0, at Latrobe 

Patterson T.C 1, Clifton 0. at Patterson Clifton 1, Carroll 0, at Clifton 

Carroll 2, Patterson 0, at Carroll Carroll 1, Easterwood at Easterwood 

Patterson T.C. 1, Easterwood 0, at Patter- Patterson 1, Patterson T.C 1, at Patterson 

son Clifton 1, Latrobe 0, at Clifton 

The senior tournament was composed of six unlimited weight senior teams. 
Bad weather was rather a drawback during the season. Ihe tournament of 
the Public Athletic League for seniors was the only organized socc^^^^f^Jp^^Yn' 
more. St. Elizabeth's, Public Athletic League, holders of the championship 
repeated their porformance by taking the top honors in fine shape. Tne 
senior division of the tournament was conducted on an elimination basis. 
The results of the games follow : 


Patterson Tigers 1, Carroll 1, at Carroll Patterson Argoa 2, Clifton 1, at Carroll 

Patterson Tigers 1, Carroll 0, at Patterson Patterson Argos 1, Easterwood 0, at 
Patterson Tigers 2, Carroll 1, at Clifton Easterwood , „ ^ ^ „ ^ _ . 

Patterson Argos 5, Clifton 0, at Patterson Patterson Argos 1, Easterwood 0, at Pat- 
Patterson Argos 0, Clifton 2, at Clifton terson „ , ^ 

Patterson Tigers 0. St. Elizabeth's P.A.L. Patterson Argos 0, St. Elizabeth's P.A.L. 

5 at Patterson 5. at Patterson 

Patterson Tigers 0, St. Elisabeth's P.A.L. Patterson Argos 0, St. Elizabeth's P.A.L. 

5, at Patterson 1, at Patterson 

Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 99A; won 5, lost (Bauers, Brautigam, Caldwell, 

Koetting, Maguire, O'Donnell. Opitz, Streb, Swegler, Waters). 
Middleweight Class— Won by P.S. 85; won 3, lost (Haslup, Goeller, Harrison, 

Imback, John, Kaszmaul, Long, McCabe, Offley, Springham, Tuckey, Vavrina). 
Heavyweight Class— Won by P.S. 99; won 3, lost (Bailone, Booze, Bosley, Boylan, 

Day, Fryer, Gittings, Kilduff, Lipscomb, Snyder, Summers, Vester, Walton). 


Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 62A; won 3, lost (Abramson, Brown, Carroll, 
Conway, Crawford, Dorrida, Ferguson, Harrison, Jarvis, North, Philps, Rudy, Stul- 
man. Weaver). 

Middleweight Class— Won by P.S. 78; won 2, lost (Clary, Chairs, Cromwell, 
B. Frazier, T. Frazier, Gerwig, Gimmel, Houck, Quimby, Strigle, Sauers, H. Sandler, 
F. Sandler, Wissel). 

Heavyweight Class— Won by P.S. 62; won 3, lost (Coleman, Faingloss, Hudson, 
Kline, Kann, Mannel, Pledge, Ritte, Rea, Smith, Tregoe, McPhail, Williams). 


Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 76; won 3, lost (Bummershat, Biederman, Malone, 
Price, Penn, Hambury, Swanke, Sparra, Polzin, Steinetz, Wilhelm, Wisnowski). 

Middleweight Class— No teams entered. 

Heavyweight Class— Won by P.S. 84; won 2, lost (Becker, Bradenburg, Ellis, Fry, 
Heinz, Kirby, Littleton, Hammond, MuUinex, Pennell, Spedden, Tomollan, Wilson, 
Wallace). . 'JII^^'J 


Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 47; won 4, lost 0, tied 1 (Downs, Fitzberger, 
Fryer, Gebhart, Gwynn, Kopriver, McGarity, Reinish, SchafCer, Swain, Schunkler, 

Middleweight Class— Won by P.S. 6; won 2, lost 1, tied 1 (Brok, Brill, Deckert, 
Eser, Gruntowicz, Clock, Hammer, Rogers, Szanborski, Uttenreitter). 

Heavyweight Class— Won by P.S. 83; won 2, lost 1 (Duham, Gardner, Griffith, 
Gretzner, Greenwood, Johanns, Kerr, Koenig, Little, Laumann, Neun, O'Hara, Otto, 


Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 72; won 4, lost (Bishop, Carroll, Dimarco, Freed, 
Goldstein, Jenkins, Lang, McConville, Meushaw, Muzdakis, Strunge, Young, Zeuck). 

Middleweight Class— Won by P.S. 1; won 3, lost (Edelson, Goldstone, Holt, Hetzer, 
Chipman, Loudenslager, G. Neibuhr, H. Neibuhr, Smith, Siegel, Tieman.) 

Heavyweight Class— Only one teaci entered, P.S. 75 (Carrick, Birkett, Dunton, 
Drennan, Firoved, Irvin, Kretchmer, Miller, Manzar, Peters, Smith, Raus, Travelers, 


Lightweight Class— Won by P.S. 47; won 4, lost 1, tied 4 (Downs, Fitzberger, 
Fryer, Gebhart, Gwynn, Kopriver, McGarity, Reinish, Schaffer, Swain, Schunkler, 

Middleweight Class— Won by P.S. 85; won 4, lost 0, tied 1 (Goeller, Haslup, Har- 
rison, Imback, John, Kaszmaul, Long, McCabe, Offley, Springham, Tuckey, Vavrina). 

Heavyweight Class— Won by P.S. 83; won 4, lost 1, tied 5 (Duham, Gardner, 
Griffith, Gretzner, Greenwood, Johanns, Kerr, Koenig, Little, Laumann, Neun, 
O'Hara, Otto, Seifert). 



"Won by Sparrows Point; won 7, lost 2 (Cox, Crist, Baker, Badgley Dorrett 
Flaggerty Gladfelter, Haines. Hisley, Kuschner, Kagle, Harms, Lane, Lindamon! 
Layne. H. Lynch, J. Lynch, Kennedy, McFadden, A. Miller, Murray F Miller 
Newlin, O'Rourk, Powers, Johnson, Roberts, Sprucebank, Stabler Todd' Lvnch' 
Wright). ' > J t 


By James B. Smith, 
Honorary Secretary Ohio State Football Association. 

The Ohio State Football Association made marked progress during the 
season of 1915-16. It launched its first championship series for the Abel 
Shield, which was won by the Cleveland Club by defeating the Thistles at 
Harvard Park, by 4 goals to 2. 

True, the entries were not so numerous as expected, none being received 
from Columbus, where a good league is now in operation, but in another 
season we hope to have entries from all over the State. There is a great 
deal of propaganda work to do in this State as the whole of the southern 
part is not yet in organized football, and if the executive body of the U.S.B\A. 
ever see their way to send an organizer a fruitful field is open to work in. 

A little hardship has been entailed by the Youngstown clubs being affiliated 
with the Western Pennsylvania Association, and also Toledo being affiliated 
with Michigan, but with the affiliation of the Youngstown and Toledo clubs 
the Ohio State will soon rank among the best. 

There were no Interstate games played last season, but we expect to make 
up for that in the near future. Five clubs competed for the National Chal- 
lenge Cup and Thistles made the best showing, reaching the round before 
the semi-final, which is the furthest any Ohio team has gone yet, and with 
a little luck we may yet get the II.S.F.A, trophy. 

Some of the clubs in the Cleveland League are being put in the field by 
industrial firms, notably the White Autos and Cuyahoga Works. This, in 
my opinion, is going to help soccer football in this district. With the proper 
kind of men at the helm of the Ohio State Association, backed and sup- 
ported by the U.S.F.A., giving no favors but simple justice to all clubs, we 
can easily control and legislate for the good of the game. I look for the 
season of 191G-17 to show even more progress than the previous season. 


By Frank Collins, Cleveland, Ohio. 

The season of 1915-16 saw the Thistles capturing a well earned share of 
honors in the various competitions in the Cleveland District. The league 
race was hotlj' contested, and the Thistles kept well up in the race until 
March, when suddenly they began to drop on account of several of their best 
players leaving the city. However, with their usual fighting spirit, they 
managed to keep a secure hold on fourth place, only a few points behind the 
Clevelands, league champions. In the Labor Charity Cup competition they 
captured the trophy by defeating the league champions and also Akron, 
runners-up in the league race, both games being played the same afternoon 
before a record crowd. The Thistles proved to their staunch supporters that 
they were the best team in the city when it came to cup ties. Their next 
honors were gained in the Bowler Cup competition, when they again defeated 
the Clevelands in the first round, 1 — 0, and disposed of the Rubber City 
eleven In the final round to the tune of 5—3. The Thistles were the sole 
survivors representing Cleveland in the National Challenge Cup competition, 
having defeated Akron and the Clevelands for the third time. They then 
traveled to Homestead, Pa., and were returned winners over the crack Brad- 


dock team, 3 — 1. Their next opponents were the Pullmans of Chicago in the 
fourth round, and after playing ninety minutes on a muddy field they were 
defeated by the car men, 3 — 1, before one of the largest and enthusiastic 
crowds that ever witnessed a game of football in Cleveland. The Thistles*^ 
only alibi was that they were defeated by a better team. Praise must be 
given to the referee, J. B. Stark of Detroit, for the efficient manner in which 
he handled this game. The next competition was for the Able Shield, and 
after reaching the final the Thistles were defeated by the Clevelands, 4 — 2, 
in the most exciting game ever seen in the city. 

On account of this most successful season, the Thistles were presented 
With a magnificent trophy by Walter Phillips, president of the Cleveland 
Swimming Club, he being one of the most enthusiastic soccer fans in Cleve-' 
land. The players appreciated this unexpected gift highly. The same officials 
were again re-elected, and too much praise cannot be given President Gordon^ 
Lawson and Secretary Alex. McDougal for their untiring efforts in the 
team's behalf. 


By A. S. DoRWARD, Cleveland, Ohio. 

This well known soccer combination had a very successful season, winning 
the premier honors of the league for the second year in succession, also 
winning the championship of the Ohio State League, which carries along 
with it the handsome Abel Shield. The club has always been of a progres- 
sive nature and Is the only soccer organization of the State to own its own 
grounds, which is considered to be one of the finest soccer fields In the 
country. Harvard Park, the name of the field, is easily accessible from all 
parts of the city. 

The club, as usual, entered for the National Challenge Cup, but its rival. 
Thistle F.C., after a great display of soccer, won by the odd goal. Although 
the club is practically the pioneer of soccer in the Sixth City, only in the last 
two or three years has it had a winning team. This was accomplished 
through the efforts of its worthy president, Tom Scott, and vice-president, 
Allan Macdougall, who have stuck nobly to the old club, until now they have 
one of the best teams in the country, as their records will show. I might 
also say at this time that their president celebrated his silver wedding and 
was presented by the club with a handsome eight day clock, and our worthy 
treasurer, Lieutenant James Blackball, of the Engineers, journeyed to Mexico 
under the Stars and Stripes. 

The season of 1915-16 was a very successful one. The team won twenty- 
one games, lost four and three were drawn. The outlook for the season of 
1916-17 seems good. Having retained the best of last season's players, 
namely, Thwaites, goal-tender ; Stevenson and Fairweather, backs ; McKenzie, 
Williams, Barker and Walls, half-backs ; Bradford, Walker, Scott and 
Dodsley, and with the addition of several prominent players of considerable 
repute, under the able guidance of that prince of forwards. Captain Bobbie 
Walker, this old club hopes to keep right to the front of soccer. 


By C. A. LovETT. 

The internecine strife which has kept soccer football at a high tension in 
Chicago for the past two years has been gradually disappearing and seems 
now to be entirely wiped out and a measure of harmony restored. The 
Jjolitical troubles which have kept things torn up had their effect on the 
attendance at the games ; the weather during the 1915-16 season was also 
unfavorable in the highest degree. As a result schedules were pretty well 
broken up. During midwinter several weeks passed without weather condi- 
tions admitting of a game anywhere in the entire Chicago district. In the 


iom Med^^' ^^^^^^^' conditions improved and the schednles were finally 

The Peel Challenge Cup competition was, as usual, successfully conducted 
and produced football of a high order. The Chicago Americans finally suc- 
ceeded in breaking in on the long record of wins of the Pullman FC 

The Chicago and District Association Football League schedule was marked 
by the keenest competition in all four divisions, as indicated by the follow- 
ing table : 


_, , .^ , Goals ^ 

^vjiXt. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Pullman 12 1 1 47 11 25 

Joliet 12 1 1 44 7 25 

Chicago Americans 8 a 3 25 17 19 

B. & M 6 7 1 23 25 13 

Rovers 5 8 1 17 26 11 

MacDufFs 4 9 1 13 42 9 

Hyde Park BIugb 4 10 9 16 8 


Corinthians 9 1 2 S6 10 20 

Swodish-American 1st 8 4 35 21 16 

Lincoln Park 6 3 3 27 15 15 

International Harvester 5 6 1 22 47 11 

Caledonians 5 7 23 25 10 

Slavia 3 8 1 13 27 7 

Kenwood 2 9 1 11 22 5 


Harvey 11 2 1 44 19 23 

Fram 9 3 2 38 14 20 

Palmer Park Juniors 8 4 2 21 23 18 

Chicago Screw 6 3 3 23 12 15 

Washington Park 5 6 3 34 33 13 

Hawthorne St. George 4 8 2 26 37 10 

Lake Forest 4 9 1 33 23 9 

Cambridge U 12 7 60 


Swedish American 2nd 12 1 1 48 16 25 

Oechie 11 1 2 46 24 24 

Calumet Park 8 6 19 20 16 

Burnside United 7 ' 7 17 16 14 

Mohawks 5 6 3 25 72 13 

Olympia 4 8 2 16 30 10 

Chicago Hungarian 3 9 2 16 IZ 8 

ParamountB 1 13 9 36 I 

Chicago football prospects are brighter than they ever have been, as a result 
of the new harmony which has been established and which has eventuated 
in the formation of an Illinois State Football Association. This body takes 
in and exercises .iunsdiction over all of the State of Illinois north of a line 
drawn from east to west through Springfield, the State capital. 

This association succeeds the Chicago and District Association Football 
League which in its time had succeeded the Association Football League of 
Chicago and the successful formation of a State association is due largely 
to the efforts of Peter J. Peel and his colleagues. 

The oflicers of the new association are as follows : 

Honorarv presidents— Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Senator Richard J- Barr, 
Harry S. Knox. Vice-president— H. H. Fettes. Secretary-treasurer— WR. 
Cummlngs. Delegates-at-large— James Ferguson, J. A. Elmsley, Robert Jonn- 


^ton M. Schwartzkopf. General Schedule Committee— H. Walker chairman ; 
T Mathieson, D. L. Hall. Carl W. Johnson, A. F. Burroughs. Registration 

Committee E W. Knowles, chairman; A. J. Vertuno, D. Mathieson, J. H. 

Evans Rules Committee — H. H. Fettes, chairman ; D. L. Hall, James Gog- 
cin Games Committee — J. A. Elmsley, chairman; John A. Shea, Joseph 
Cnnat Propaganda Committee — A. M. Paterson, chairman; Walter Roy, D. 
Mathieson M. Schwartzkopf, T. Westby. Emergency Committee— Peter J. 
Peel, chairman; W. K. Cummings. 

The formation of the Illinois State Football Association has already 
begun to bear fruit in the organization of many new clubs in Chicago and 
district and missionary work is already under way to encourage the forma- 
tion of 'leagues throughout the State at large. The new basis of representa- 
tion in the National Council of the U.S.F.A. is serving as an incentive to 
the Illinoisans as thev wish, naturally, to have as big a representation in the 
National Council as they can possibly build up, and they are confidently 
looking forward to having at least the one extra vote they will gam by the 
formation and affiliation of thirty new clubs in addition to the twenty-five 
clubs which are now the basis of one vote. * , „ 

Some of the older clubs in Chicago which have been playing professionally 
have organized a professional league and have obtained affiliation with the 
new State association. This branch of the sport will also be kept under a 
stricter control than has heretofore been the case. 


Winner of the Peel Challenge Cup, 1915-1916. 

By "Boulzie Hill." 

James Goggin, the most active of Chicago's soccer magnates, conceived 
the idea some years ago of creating and owning the champion team of the 
Windy City, His first two efforts, the West Side Rangers and Hibernians, 
were bitter disappointments and brought to Mr. Goggin nothing but experi- 
ence. Out of the remnants of these two clubs and those of the defunct 
Mason Park team he formed one of the strongest teams ever seen in Chi- 
cago and bestowed upon it the name, Chicago American. Immediate suc- 
cess followed, and in spite of mid-season disasters, in the shape of injured 
players, the team finished third in the Chicago and District Association 
Football League, with the following excellent record : Won 8, lost 3, drawn 
3, goals for 24, goals against 15, points 19. 

In the Peel Challenge Cup competition, acknowledged to be the premier test 
in Chicago soccer, this team won the trophy to the surprise of this big city, 
by defeating, by 2 goals to 1, the crack Joliets after an extra-time game, 
and this after .Toilet had defeated our long-time champion. Pullmans, who it 
will be remembered held Bethlehem, champions of the United States, to a 
tie in the semi-final for the National Challenge Cup at Chicago on April 16. 

President Goggin's team is strong and well balanced in all departments, 
and includes such well-known players as Alex. Currie, captain. Heart of 
Midlothian, Edinburgh ; Alex. C. Graham veteran of Kilmarnock, Ardrie and 
Clyde ; John Armstrong Motherwell, all of Scotland ; E. V. Woollard, Colum- 
bia Oval ; E. F. Edwards, a native bom in New Mexico, and James Shea, 
the goal keeper, a star Gaelic player who was induced to take up soccer 
and has become a star of great magnitude. 

The Peel Cup final proved to be a splendidly contested game and one of 
the best ever staged in Chicago. 

President Goggin, whose energy and enterprise brought into existence this 
team, and whose fondest hope is the capture of the national trophy next 
season, is to be congratulated on his excellent contribution to the soccer 
game in Chicago, and let it be recorded that William Morris, secretary of 
the Chicago American Club, a Chicago soccer veteran, has vastly contributed 
to the efforts which brought about the team's wonderful success. 

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ISLANDS — 1, Enrique Itegner; 2, Nicolas Escario; 3, Vincente Logarta; 4, Fructuoso 
Luzurriaga; 5, Vincente de Lara; 6, Marcelo Martinez; 7, Teodoro Cui; 8, Amadeo 
Gueblar; 9, Jos6 Guintana; 10, Alfredo Soriano. 


President North Texas Soccer Football 

League, 1915-16. 


Secretary-Treasurer Dallas (Texas) 

Soccer Football Club. 

(1) NOMAD FOOTBALL CLUB, DALLAS, TEXAS— 1, P. Cransluiw; 2, Alexander; 3, 
F. Cranshaw; 4, Wright; 5, Smyth; 6, Nordquist; 7, McLemore; 8, Pell; 9, Boreno; 
10, Rowe; 11, Stockdale, Mascot; 12, Stubbs; 13, J. Cranshaw. (2) ATHLETICS 
FOOTBALL CLUB, DALLAS, TEXAS— 1, Little; 2, Bell; 3, Aymond; 4, Abrahams; 5, 
Wainwright; 6, Mitchell, Capt. ; 7, Fraser; S, Gammie; 9, Evans; 10, Gates; 11, 

H. F. Wallace, Coacli; 3, Bramley; 4, Hughes; 5, Baird; 6, Paige; 7, Gore; 8, Lesser; 
9 A. H. MacGregor, Commissioner; 10, Philip; 11, Butler; 12, Hudson, Capt.; 13, 
Kearns; 14, Pepper; 15, Mascot. (2) OLYMPIC CLUB, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 
(3) LOS ANGELES (CAL.) ATHLETIC CLUB. (4)— 1, Maurice Hudson, Captain 
Barbarians. Football Club; 2, C. D. Hudson, Vice-Captain Olympic Club Football 
Team, 1915-16. 




Oi)^rers— President, David Ronald; vice-president Tncsonh nnTiioi=. • +^onl 


Club. Won. 
Caledonia* 10 

Nationals 9 

St. Georges 6 

Beaudette U.f 7 

Packard 5 

Buicks 4 

Rovers 2 

All Scots 1 











,- Goals. ^ 

For. Against. 
25 12 


•Two points deducted for playing ineligible man. 

tTwo points awarded for opponents playing ineligible man. 

The balance of schedule not played on account of postponed games and th^ 
season too late to finish schedule. 

Caledonia, league champions, 1916 ; winners of Clan Campbell Cup, 1916. 


Club. Won. 

Detroits 14 

Rising Star 14 

Cricketers 11 

Roses 10 

Celtic 10 

Park Davis 7 

Thistles 4 

Wyandotte 5 

St. Clair Heights 5 

Wolverines 1 

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The Detroit public schools began soccer football during the fall of 1914, 
although a few schools had played it the year before. In instituting the 
game the department divided up the city geographically into ten leagues, 
with eight schools each in eight and two with six. Each league was num- 
bered, as was each school In each league. The schedule was made, with 
numbers, beginning November 14. A ball was furnished each school. Sev- 
enty-six schools started the series to determine by the round robin system the 
champions In each league. Two hundred and fifty-four games were scheduled. 
Two hundred and twenty-one were played and thirty-three forfeited or not 
reported. The champions of each league were presented with a banner by 
the City Soccer Association through George Ilealey. The winners were: 

League 1, Williams School; League 2, .Tones School; League 3, Ives 
School ; League 4, Parke School : League 5, Gillies School ; League 6, Tappan 
School ; League 7, Fairbanks School ; League 8, JefEerson School ; League 9, 
Goldberg School ; League 10, Logan School. 

The series to decide the citv championship was played off by the Bagnall- 
Wyle system. The citv championship team received a silver cup given by 
Dr. E. C. Kendall. This was won by the Williams School. 

For the success of these two series of games, the Department of Physical 
Education is much indebted to George Healey, president of the City Soccer 
League; Dr. E. C. Kendall, honorary president of the State Soccer Associa- 



tion and many of the individuals of the various soccer organizations of 
the city for the assistance given in furnishing referees for the games, coaching 
bovs and assisting in many other ways. ^ ^ , ^ ^^ , , 

Besides the regularly scheduled games, hundreds of others were played 
between and within classes. Each school was given one soccer ball ; many 
classes bought other balls. The playground ball was used for soccer, tennis 
bails tin cans, bundles of paper and every imaginable object that could be 
used That the game was played through all kinds of weather conditions, 
in every available space, and by pupils of all ages, testifies to its popularity. 
The season beginning September, 1915, was even more successful. Eighty- 
four teams were divided into eleven leagues. The system of playing off was 
the same as in 1914. Banners were given by the City Soccer Association, 
and Dr B C. Kendall also gave the cup. Several soccer players gave much 
help and time to the teams, especially W. H. Trembrath, who refereed dozens 
of games during the season. 


By Joseph Nayloe^ Secretary. 

Officers — President, A. E. Hall, Kenosha ; vice-president, R. J. C. Bott, Mil- 
waukee ; secretary and treasurer, Joseph Naylor, Milwaukee. Delegates-at- 
large A. Robinson, Kenosha ; A. Hayward, Milwaukee ; R. Grant, Milwaukee. 

Soccer football in Wisconsin does not progress as it should. There are 
plenty of players and there are no harder workers in the country, but when 
it comes to starting a new team nobody wants to take hold. With a view to 
altering these conditions, the Milwaukee and District League, at its annual 
meeting, decided to reorganize and form two sections — one, the Milwaukee 
Soccer League, and the other, the Lake Shore League, each with four clubs, 
and it is to be hoped that by the time the season starts that each league will 
have six teams, as the traveling expenses (the greatest handicap) will not be 
so heavy. During the season a challenge cup will also be played for by 
the teams of Wisconsin. A handsome silver cup, Uihlein Trophy, has been 
presented to the State and it is to be hoped this will be an incentive to get 
more teams going, as there are certainly a sreat number of unorganized 
players. Taking the class of football played last season, it was a pleasure to 
see— clean and full of excitement — and the large crowds of spectators are 
beginning to realize what a splendid game soccer football is. 


This league is composed of the Milwaukee clubs of the late Milwaukee and 
District League. There are four teams in the league, but before the season 
opens there will probably be two more. Two new clubs have been formed — the 
First Hospital Corps of the National Guard, and South Milwaukee. The 
Vikings are defunct. The St. Georges have reorganized and taken most of the 
Viking players. The Caledonians are the same fighting team as last season. 
Although the league Is small the teams are evenly matched. 

The officers are : President, Dr. James W. Frew ; vice-president, Charles 
Hayward ; secretary and treasurer, Edgar Naylor. 

Following is the result of the Milwaukee and District Association Football 
League race for 1915-16 : 

, Goals. ^ 

Club. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

MacWhytes 10 2 50 10 20 

Caledonians 9 2 1 21 18 19 

Jefferys 8 3 1 20 12 17 

Horlicks 6 6 23 29 12 

St. Georges 5 6 1 12 28 11 

Belle City 2 9 1 6 21 6 

Vikings 12 2 16 



fr^??T^I.t^Fo"^ comprises the southern clubs of the late Milwaukee and Dis- 
trict x.ea??ue. It was organized March 11, 193 6. There are four clubs in the 
eague—MaC^hytes the champions of Wisconsin, 1913-14-15 iJefferysHor^ 
KPon H?^l?v' hn°^.!''^°'^'lf' ^^^^ ^^tter being a newly formed ' Kenosha ' tfam. 
K^+Lii 1?,^^ always been the motto of these clubs and some real good 
football will be seen at Kenosha and Racine 

The officers are : President, J. Boeck ; first vice-president. William Hewitt : 
IfnTt^reYs^erA^ Rob?4^on^'^^^^°-"^ third vice-president. L. Carolan ; se^'c^rSiJ^^ 

int^irtomake'f slfcofJroVthl're^il^S "^^^^ *^^^^ ''^'' ^^'^ '^' '^^^'^ 


By C. A. LovETT. 

Patrons of soccer in St. Louis, where play has been of a high order for no 
few seasons past, were served a brand of the kicking game of such rare qual- 
ity throughout the 1915-16 season that even the mos^t unreserved booster of 
the proficiencies of soccer teams of that district must have been surprised. 

Not only wag the standard of the play superlative and the competition 
wonderfully close, but the interest demonstrated by both public and press was 
such that there could remain no shadow of a doubt as to the great growth 
of the previously widespread interest in the winter sport. 

Strong elevens from various sections of the country were brought to St. 
Louis and defeated with such comparative ease as to astound those several 
sections of the soccer world which still were inclined to doubt the puissance 
of St. Louis socceritos. One St. Louis club, champions of the professional 
St. Louis Soccer League, Journeyed to Detroit and with no difficulty con- 
vinced the Michigan State league folk that Missouri was far from extrava- 
gant when it laid claim to the title of soccer supremacy in the Middle West. 

The Pullman Association Football Club of Chicago, then holders of the Peel 
Cup and for three years undisputed champions of the Windy City, ventured, 
down to St. Louis and dropped two games, one to the St. Leos and the other 
to the Innisfails. Subsequently the Hyde Park Blues of Chicago succumbed 
to the Ben Millers. But the details of the St. Louis Soccer League's suc- 
cess on the field have their place in another article. 

Negotiations were on, for a time, looking to a visit of the Bethlehem Steel 
Company club, U.S.F.A. champions, to St. Louis, around the 1915 holidays, but 
an, agreement on a guarantee could not be reached. These negotiations, how- 
ever, were renewed and In consequence St. Louis will get, shortly, its long- 
craved whack at the national title holders. 


By David Francis Barrett. 
Goals. Goals. 

W. L. D. F. A. Pts. W. L. D. P. A. Pts. 

Ben Miller F.0 12 5 3 45 22 27 Naval Reserves F.C. 4 8 8 25 36 16 

Innisfail F.C 7 6 6 25 23 20 St. Leo F.C 4 8 7 15 29 15 

St. Leo F.C. of St. Louis 3. Pullman A. F.C. of Chicago 1; Innisfail F.C. of St. 
Louis 3, Pullman A. F.C. 2; Naval Reserves F.C. of St. Louis 9, National F.C. of 
Detroit 3; Ben Miller F.C. of St. Louis 12, National F.C. 0; Ben Miller F.C. 7, Hyde 
Park Blues F.C. of Chicago 2; Ben Miller F.C. 7, National P.O. 1; Ben Miller F.C. 
3, Detroit All-Stars F.C. 2. 


Wiihoiit stretching a point one can safely say that the seagon of 1915-16. 
from a financial standpoint, was the best experienced by the soccer football 
players of St. Louis and vicinity in recent years. The turnstiles at Robison 
Field, where the lone professional league held forth, were kept busy passing 
in the patrons of the sport. ^ _ ^ .. ^ . , 

In East St. Louis the game progressed wonderfully. Harry Liberstein s 
team v;on. the championship in a field of four fast teams, but had to play 
very good soccor in order to capture the prize. 

As was predicted in the 1915-16 Guide, the amalgamation of the St. Louis 
Soccer League or Robison Field League and the St. Louis Association Foot- 
ball League or Federal League had a wonderful effect on the advancement of 
the game professionally. When the final organization was completed it wag 
found the Innisfails and Columbus Club of the Robison Field League and 
the St. Leos and the Ben Millers of the Federal League had been picked for 
places in the new league. 

One can judge of the strength of the new combination when it is stated 
the St. Leos, for thirteen years undisputed champions of Missouri and Illi- 
nois, finished last in a field of four. The Ben Millers, under the careful 
handling of Manager Pete Ratican and Len Zeuchel. their captain, finished 
at the top of the heap, with the Innisfails a bang-up second. The Missouri 
Naval Reserves, the new name of the Columbus Club, finished third. 

But it was in the inter-city clashes St. Louis showed at best. During the 
Christmas and New Year's holidays the Nationals, champions of Detroit and 
Michigan, and the Pullmans, for many years champions of Chicago and 
Northern Illinois, were vigorously defeated. The Nationals were snowed 
under with goals, and the Pullmans found themselves under too severe a 
handicap when they were called upon to battle the speedy Innisfails and the 
St. Leos. 

However, the Nationals were not satisfied with the defeats they received, 
and insisted that the Ben Millers visit Detroit at the end of the season to f 
settle the question of supremacy. There the result was the same. The Ben 
Millers simply ran away from their opponents, and at no stages of the games 
was the outcome in doubt. 

As a result of the successful season just experienced the game hereabouts 
is in better shape than any time in history. This year I expect all attend- 
ance records to be smashed. 

In closing it is only just that I should pay tribute to Thomas W. Cahill, 
our national secretary, and Winton E. Barker, president of the Missouri 
Soccer Football Association, as it was due to their efforts that peace was 
made possible. 


Bt Peter J. Ratican. 

The Ben Miller soccer team, champions of the St. Louis Soccer League, 
was organized as a professional team at the beginning of the season of 
1913-14 and played its games at Athletic Park. It finished second in the 
race, and during the Christmas holidays of 1913 the champion True Blues 
of the East were easily defeated by the Ben Millers by the one-sided score of 
5 goals to 1. Since that time the Ben Millers have not lost a game to any 
team from any other city. On Christmas Day, 1914, the Ben Millers played 
the Chicago Hyde Parks in St. Louis, at Federal Park, and easily won, by 
the score of 4 goals to 2. Of the other two games of the series, Hyde Park 
won one and tied the other. In our holiday games of 1915-16, the Pull- 
mans of Chicago were the attraction, and although the Ben Millers were 
not selected to play them, they were defeated by the Innisfails by the score 
of 3 to 2, and by the St. Leos, 3 to 1. .u ^ •• 

As the Pullmans were contenders with the Bethlehem team in the final 
for the soccer championship of the United States, In which the first game 
ended in a draw and the second game after extra periods were played, the 
Bethlehems were the winners, 1 to 0; the Pullmans were defeated here 3 


Ben' Zltrl dirts' Ve°Ulp\ 'L^,?„l ^^ T'l ^ ^'"^'1 «^»^ '™- *"« 

pick of Michigan and Canadian player" 3 to '^ ' * *™ defeated the 
th?Mmfoarrv1n^''ti?h''?f%^'"\' "''?'' worsted'by the Ben Millers, 7 to 2, 
gfegSI IS'^lirrrn". 'Sa'n'L?/'SSr&eh°'of l^^^S -jS^-B^e: 'iSlS 
iS?cl? t7aS'fn";re Sa^t'aTs.*^™^' "^»"Wedly th^e \'es't'"re?o?d T^ll 
In. their league games during the year the Ben Miller<? ^co^P(^ fnrfv fiv<» 
fnf^f ^f ^'^^f*^ games an average of over two goSls per g\m^^ 
Th? ifpn ^m1 f.r'To'.^^ ?°^ ^^'^ ^^^'^ ^^« seventy-four in twenty f?urglm?s 
S^th? ?itJ^nf 8t^Tm,]f ^^°|Posed. of young American boys, every onfbora 
y^arsf vicinity, and their ages vary from 18 to 26 


By C. a. Lovett. 

. ^"^V^iP?"y conducted soo^cer football saw its most successful competition 
In St. Louis in the season 1915-16. That premier organization of this classi- 
fication, the Municipal Soccer League of St. Louis, subdivided into seven 
groups, achieved remarkable success in point of quality of game, public sup- 
port and interest generally. 

In several of the divisions there were runaways rather than races, but this 
Was not general and can be overcome by a redistribution of teams in the 
various groups. Attendance at the games, practically all of which were 

Elayed on the fields in the public parks, was very great in this league, which 
as been given the shortened name of "Muny." 

Form went awry often, but as the season wore on it became more and 
more apparent that the Missouri Athletic Association and Christian Brothers 
College were the "class" of the thirty participating clubs. And in this the 
advance indications ran true, for the M.A.A. and C.B.C. elevens eventually 
battled for the title in the greatest game in the annals of soccer football In 
St. Louis. 

In the elimination matches nearly 12,000 spectators watched the Ellerman 
club defeat the Spanish club by 3 goals to at Fairground Park on March 
12. On the same day. at Forest Park, 5,000' fans saw Christian Brothers 
College defeat the Yawitz club, 2 — 0. 

On March 20 St. Louis saw one of the greatest exhibitions of the kicking 
game on record in this country when the St. Teresas, surprising with a 
brilliant defense, lost to the M.A.A. eleven by 2 goals to after two extra 
periods of play. Three thousand paid to see this game of the semi-finals on 
the enclosed Christian Brothers College campus and the C.B.C. victory over 
the Ellerraans, 5 to O, which followed. 

The C.B.C. and M.A.A. clubs first clashed in the title match on March 27 
at Fairground Park, and after two hours and two minutes of play, on a 
field exceodinglv heavy, the game was called with the score at 1 — 1. Spec- 
tacular plays in great number thrilled 12,000 spectators on this occasion. 

On April 2 the M.A.A. team won the crown with a 3 to 1 victory in the 
regular periods, but the total time of the deciding play, the tied game of the 
previous Sundav included, was three hours and thirty-two minutes. Ten 
thousand fans watched the deciding match, which also was staged at Fair- 
ground. Medals were bestowed upon the players of the victorious team at a 
banquet to the winners at the City Club on April 13. 

Rodowe H. Abeken, City Superintendent of Recreation, under whose juris- 
diction comes the "Muny" League, reports as the Guide goes to press, that 
thirty-two teams have enrolled for the 1916-17 season and the entry list is 



not yet closed. He is seeking to arrange for a competition between the teams 
competing in leagues under similar municipal juriRdiction in other cities of 
the country and for a tour of the St. Louis Municipal League champions at 
the close of the 1916-17 soccer season. ^ .,,.., ^ 

Following are the final standings in the St. Louis Municipal League for 
the season 1915-16: 


Group No. 1. W. L. 

St. Teresa 11 1 

St. Augnstines 8 7 

St. Liborius 5 6 

Perpetual Helps 1 11 

Group No. 2. 

Missouri A.A 11 

Ruhrs 10 

Bob Whites 8 

Leacocks 3 

T. Pts. 
5 27 
1 17 
5 15 
5 7 

Group No. 3. 

Ellermana 14 

Manewalls 10 

Immaculate Conception.. 5 


2 15 


W- L. T, Pts. 

Spanish Club 8 3 5 21 Eckhardts . 

Kahlmans 4 5 7 15 S.A.C 

W. L. 

, 5 7 
, 5 8 

Fairground Juniors. 

Ruuds 14 1 2 SO 

St. Louis Suburbans 10 8 2 22 

Sonnenbergs 2 12 1 6 

Perpetual Help Juniors.. 2 13 1 B 

T. Pt3. 
5 15 
2 12 

C.B.O. ... 
O.A.C. ... 



L. T. Pts. 

, 12 
, 6 
, 5 

1 2 26 K.F.M 

4 4 16 St. Edwards 
6 4 14 W.E.A.C. .. 


4 5 
3 7 
3 11 

T. Pt8. 
6 14 
4 10 


W. L. T. Pts. W. L. T. Pts. 

Tawitz 13 2 1 27 Columbus Club 5 9 2 12 

Concordia 10 6 20 Manhattans 2 12 1 6 


Soccer in Kansas City and its general vicinity is booming. The movement 
inaugurated by Secretary Cahill of the U.S.F.A. on his last visit West haa 
borne fruit, and the Missouri-Kansas Soccer Football Association has been 
formed, has paid its affiliation fee and made application for admission to the 
United States Football Association. Since this has been done the interest 
has continued to grow tremendously, and there is every indication that the 
first season of the new organization will be a brilliant success. There Is a 
tentative offer of a large silver trophy, so the new association will have a 
cup competition as well as the regular league contest. The oflScers of the 
new association are as follows : President, James Morrow ; vice-president, 
John Lovett ; secretary, George Miller. 

The Missouri-Kansas Soccer League last year had a most successful season. 
The Schmelzer A.C. team won the Spalding Cup after a hard fight with the 
Tigers, who lost by only one point, the Shamrocks and British- Americana 
being close up. 


Tiger P.C 8 

Shamrock P.C 8 

Schmelzer P.C 7 

St. George F.0 7 

British-American P.0 8 




, — Goals X 

For. Against. Points. 




23 5 12 
14 » U 
8 9 7 
8 11 4 
4 21 4 



By R. a. Fereie. 

t — Goals. — ^ 
Games. "Won. Lost. For. Against, Points, 

Jenver* 7 6 1 2S 4 12 

Gordons* 7 5 2 17 12 10 

Independents 6 2 4 3 23 4 

Sacred Heart 6 6 9 

•Played ofif tie for championship. 

The season of 1915-16 in Colorado was one of the most successful the 
State ever had. In the previous year several of the clubs in Denver with- 
drew from the original organization, the Colorado League of Association 
Football, leaving only two clubs there, and formed an independent associa- 
tion called the Rocky Mountain League, but the latter was a complete 
failure, as no games were played, and with the opening of the season in 
October, 1915, these clubs came back and reorganized the Colorado League. 
The result was greater enthusiasm, record attendances, and each club 
reported better success financially and otherwise. The Denvers finished at 
the top of the league, gathering in the Spalding Cup — won three times — the 
league medals and various other trophies. This team achieved a great rec- 
ord, as the league standing shows, losing only one game, and that to the 
Gordons by a 2 to 1 score, and scoring • twenty-eight goals to their oppo- 
nentts' four, finishing the season with a total of twelve points. 

We feel Justified in mentioning here that the half-backs of the Denver 
team well earned their name of the Million Dollar Half-Back Line, as the 
club had six half-backs, T. Chapman, J Allan, A. Wilson, G. Smith, J. Knox 
and P. Brady, who were without doubt the best ever seen in Colorado. It 
was the fine playing of these men throughout the season that enabled the 
Denvers to close the season in the position they did. 

The runners-up were the Gordons, and they put up a plucky fight, being 
defeated only by the winners. They defeated Denver in one game and were 
the only team to register any goals against the champions. They lost the 
first league game by "a 4 to score, and came back in the return game, win- 
nmg by 2 goals to 1. In the play-off for the State championship, however, 
they tapered away, being defeated by 6 goals to 2. In the charity compe- 
tition they were again defeated by Denver. 4 to 0. 

The Independents, a club composed mostly of American boys, put up a 
good game and were thorough sportsmen, as it was evident they could not 
play fthe game as well as their more seasoned opponents, but after being 
defeated came back for more, and ended the season by taking two games 
from Sacred Heart College. The latter team did not win a game through- 
out the season. The enthusiasm that the college showed in former years 
was very much absent. , , , , ^x, ^ ^ 

In the intei-national matches, England and Scotland broke even, the first 
game being played on Christtmas Day and the latter on March 19 1916. 
The latter game was played in aid of the tobacco fund of the United British 
Societies and a nice sum was raised, 

Tlie game was also taken up by several colleges In the State, the btate 
Teachers College at Greeley, University of Colorado at Boulder and School 
of Mhies at Golden, playing intercollegiate games, although they had no 
regular schedule, and Colorado College playing mterclass games at Colorado 
Springs, This has given the game a great boost here, and prospects for 
the coming season look brighter for soccer in the Columbine State than ever 
hpf orp 

In regard to an All-Colorado team, I was asked to select one for publi- 
cation in the Denver Post, and here it is : , „ . _ ^•^v,^. ^^„^f u<,^v- 

Goal, Logan; right back. A. Allan; left back.^R. frmour;rigit half-back, 
A. Wilson ; center half-back, T. Chapman, captain; left h^alf-backG Smith 
outside right F. Bramly ; inside right, J. Allan ; center, O. Heathcote , inside 
left, H. Taylor ; outside left, W. Hastie. 



By Alex. C. Rose, Seattle, Wash. 

Officers — President, James Willi son ; vice-president, Ben Waddell ; secre- 
tary, .John O'Connor ; treasurer, Alex. Rose. 

The Post-Intelligencer Cup was won by the Seattle Celtics; Tacoma was 
second, Carbonado third, and Blacls Diamond fourth and last. These teams 
and the Seattle Rangers and Woodland Parli clubs competed for the McMilan 
Cup. Both cups are played for in the league system, _ 

The McMilan Cup competition was a seesaw afifair from the beginning to 
the end, and the winner was only decided after the last game had been 
played. The Tacoma team finished ahead of the Celtics by one point ; Black 
Diamond, Carbonado, Rangers and Woodland V&vk. followed in the order 

On November 21, 1915, at Dugdale Park. Seattle, the annual international 
game was played, and Scotland triumphed over England by 5 goals to 0. 
Several of the selected English team failed to show up and their places were 
filled by reserves that could not hold the clever Scotch attack. 

The losers were given a chance to get revenge on February 20, 1916, but 
they failed. The game was played at Fort Lawton, the final score being 
Scotland 2, England 1. ^, , ^ *. 

The most enthusiastic and best attended game of the season was played at 
Woodland Park on April 30, 1016, for the benefit of the Relief War Fund, 
with the Northwest's best sons from Scotland and England again facing each 
other. Although the weather was rather warm for soccer, the players put 
up a fast game, and during the first half the spectators were treated to the 
finest exhibition of football that has been seen in the Northwest for many 
years. The score at half-time was 3 goals each. In the second half the 
clever combination of the Scotch forwards was too much for their oppo- 
nents. The final score was Scotland 8, England 3. 

The teams lined up as follows : 

Scotland — Stewart, goal; McKinnon, right back; Robertson, left back; 
Fitzpatrick, right half; Marshall, center half; Thompson (captain), left half; 
McGilvray, outside right ; Craig, inside right ; McDougal, center ; Mair, Inside 
left; Winestone, outside left, . ^^ , , ^^ „ , .^^ r. i 

England — Banks, goal; Simpson (captain), right back; Kelly, left back; 
Jackman. right half; Weston, center half; Moroni, left half; Harlin. outside 
right; Gibson, inside right; Hayton, center; Cornthwaite, inside left; Per- 
rltt. outside left. , _ ^ ^ ^ ^,^ 

Ueferee — Alex. Rose ; linesmen, James Ross and John O Connor. 

After the game the ball was raffled and the money went to the Relief 
Fund. The game was a financial success. , , , ^ 

Soccer football is making great headway in the grammar schools in the 
Northwest, and especially in Seattle, where every school has a team entered 
in the city championship. A soccer league among the Seattle high schools 
seems to be a certainty in the very near future. 



By Richard P. Kelly, 
Supervisor of Physical Training. 

Soccer football as a sport, for the sake of the sport, and for its effect 
upon the physique and sportsmanship of the larger boys has been the aim 
of the Tacoma Public School Soccer Football Association since its organiza- 
tion in 1913, and in spite of a stormy winter, which shortened the playing 
season and lessened the pleasure in the play, a big stride forward was made 
with the game during 1915-1916. 

An outstanding feature of the season's play was the interest taken in the 
Stadium and Lincoln. Park high schools. With no inducement except their 


^^is^tlV^a6e7'^e^ll^^^^^ ^occer reauire. and their 

turned out at each of the schools for rP"flnrn?«^L^.°^^i.'^''^^ *^""*y Pl^^^^s 
of suitable grounds and coaching nrpvpn^p^^ weather, lack 

high school series, but ?acb ^ch??i ^fajed levexa! SS?i'wUh fh/^ ^°*"^- 
grammar school teams in their district ^^^^^^^ S^^^^s with the stronger 

rigl?^^t?firn^g wf?e:^ftr^iu?i^-ISuc"e??e T/er^lTiS ^£rSf ^^^xJ^.^^^^ 
McLeod Miller, Coutts. Macek, Baker McCouly' C?anX'll WaH^ h^!.^'''*^^?^' 
Bon, Thrane, Adams, Five, Benedict MortPn^TT Afnni i^^ t ^^ Reynold- 
Corey, Francis, Rieman, ElmorI°Hunt: pSrkev Van linii.l' fc^S^\"' ^^^^°°' 

the boys to develop players and not merely to select tfcm It ^anv of^thf 
f.5^°^l.^''°"?& t'^'^'?^ ^^^^ organized to include practical y ?very uDpe? 
grade boy with staying power enough to play the game. At thlcSnt for 
instance, seven teams were organized, and 103 of the 115 boys enrolled in 
l«?ni?worPPT grades went through a regular intra-schooIse!4sYn which 
games were played daily, both at noon hour and in the afternoon In the 
Sp'?.%*'?irJ'''^V^^'^ room had its team and practice soccer was the regular 
^f Thi^'^.^'^f'^^^?- Experienced players at all of the schools gave a large part 
nf nnvL^"'^^*^'''' dunug the practice weeks to the coaching^and enco5ra|ing 
?h A°ffi "^^"^1- ^""^ ""^^T S^ t^^ i'O-^'S ^^o made the most clever showing dudn| 
the official games which closed the season owed their knowledge of soccer and 
interest in it to the fact that their older schoolmates were willing to give 

•l^ ^ tryout rather than to proceed at once to organize championship teams 
with the material at hand. Between 700 and 800 boys played in the practice 
and intra-school games. f ^ 

The official series lasted six weeks, from November 8 to December 16. In 
this series thirty-two teams, including 416 players, played 196 games, in 
many cases with schoolboy officials, and with the highest type of sports- 
manship the rule in all the games. 

At the close of the series a selection committee, consisting of Alexander 
13urnett, Robert McDonald and Sidney Hughes, designated the six teams which 
m their opinion had "played the best and most sportsmanlike soccer through- 
out the season" as the "Big Six" for Tacoma for 1915. The teams selected 
were Willard Eagles. McKinley Red Caps, Whitman, Longfellow Invincibles, 
Bryant Tahomas and Washington Mavricks. Results for the season were as 
follows : 


, — Goals. — X 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

WiUard Eagles 10 8 2 23 4 18 

McKinley Red Caps 11 7 1 3 29 3 17 

Whitman 10 6 2 2 12 5 14 

LongfelKnv Invincibles 8 5 2 1 10 6 11 

Bryant Tahomas 9 3 2 4 7 11 10 

Washington Mavricks 5 3 2 5 2 8 

Lincoln Grays 7 3 3 1 12 9 7 

Rogers Defenders 7 2 2 3 15 6 7 

Central Nationals 8 2 3 3 5 5 7 

Logan Greyhounds 7 2 4 1 4 10 5 

Franklin Bears 6 12 3 4 6 5 

Sherman Bulldogs 9 1 6 2 9 15 4 

Irving Ironsides 7 1 4 2 6 12 4 

Grant 3 10 2 2 14 

Sheridan Cougars 7 6 1 2 10- 1 


Junior Teams — Points : Lincoln All-Stars, 13 ; McKlnlcy White Caps, 12 ; 
Central Victors, 11: Sherman Tigers, 10; Washington Wildcats, 9; Haw- 
thorne Midgets, 8; Pranl^lin Wolves, 8; Logan Lionhearts, 8; Rogers Stars, 
6 ; Irving, 3 ; Longfellow Dreadnaugnts, 3 ; Willard Hawks, 2 ; Whitman, 2 ; 
Grant, 1 ; Sheridan Cubs, 1 ; Bryant, ; JefiEerson, 0. 

The thanks of the association are due to Referees Burnett. McDonald, 
Hughes, and the other "old country" players who so unselfishly and ably 
assisted the boys by coaching and as officials during the season ; and the 
boys showed their appreciation of the interest taken by these experts by 
their courtesy to officials and high ideals of sport. 

Among the plans for the coming season are a readjustment of dates for 
the official series, and a new system of scoring which will give definite recog- 
nition to "game losers." 

Points will be scored as follows : Won, 3 ; drawn, 2 ; lost. 1. Each season 
since the organization of soccer here we have had "game" teams which have 

?layed through to the last match of the season, with conditions so against 
hem that they could hardly hope to win. By the new system of scoring 
such teams will be given the recognition they deserve. 

In order to be sure of favorable weather for the official games the season 
will begin earlier than heretofore, probably about the middle of October, 
and then to retain the benefits of the long practice and intra-school play 
informal games will be continued after the close of the official schedule, and 
the selection of the "Big Six" will depend upon this continued flay quite as 
much as upon the shoMnng made in the earlier part of the season. During 
this third period of play the All-Tacoma teams of the year will be picked, 
and special coaching will be given for the development of team captains for 
the following year. 

The outlook for the 1916-1917 season is bright. Many of the best players 
lare back with their schools, and the tradition is well established for clean 
play and for the development of soccer as a sport for all the boys instead 
of for a few. In each of the high schools there are many players who have 
been with the game since 1913. and a big turnout is expected in these 
schools. With soccer rapidly establishing itself in all of the big universities 
alongside of the American game, it will not be strange If some of the players 
who first learned the game in the Tacoma schools will in the next few years 
be Iniown outside of the city for their ability in one of the few internationally 
recognized sports for men. 


The contest for the 1915-16 championship of the California Football 
League, after promising at midseason to be a runaway affair, developed Into 
a great race for the trophy, and the championship was not decided until the 
last day of the schedule. 

On April 2, when the last games were to be played, the Bums Club met 
the Barbarians, and their chief rivals for the championship, the Olympics, 
were to play the Thistles. The Olympics had to win to have a chance for 
the honors. The Burns were sure of the cup if they won, were tied with the 
Olympics in case of an Olympic victory over the Thistles, should they draw 
with the Barbarians, and their only chance to lose was to be defeated by 
the Barbarians and have the Olympics win from the Thistles. 

That was exactly what happened, and the Burns, who had led the league 
from the start, lost out on the last day. the Olympic Club team finishing 
one point ahead, with 84 to the Burns' 33. 

The Olympics played consistently throughout the season and lost only two 
games. One of these was to the Burns, by 2 goals to 1, and the other was 
to the San Francisco team, which was going well in midseason and trounced 
the Olympics, 4 to 2. in .January. 

Tbe Burns Club won twelve straight games before they were tied by the 
Vampires in the last game of the old year. They sufferpd their first defeat 
on January 23, when the Thistles defeated them, 4 to 2. Then the Olym- 
pics defeated them, 2 to 1, and the defeat by the Barbarians on the last day 
Of the season lost them the championship. 


The CaHfornla Football League started the season with eleven cluh^ -ffiii. 
Bted and all of them played through the schedule. The clubs were 0^mDic 
Burns, Han B^rancisco. Union Iron Works, Vampires, ThistLs Bai-bai?ans 
Celtic. Rangers, Argonauts and Alamedas, and they finished the series of 
gam«s in that order. The officers of the league are: 

Pl-eBident. R R. Aliiir; vice-presidents, Charles Wriglit, Douglas Erskine H W 
Maloney; secretary. William Campbell, 128 Irvington Street, San EYanoisco • treall 
from each cl^b!''''' ^^'^'"^^^ committee, F. Lewis, chairmaA. and a reS^ntafive 

This season promises to be a banner one for the league. Already the 
managers are predicting stronger teams for their clubs and another interest- 
ing struggle for the championship la assured. ctuuiuei mteiest 

The annual international match, in which the players of English birth 
play the Scotch members of the league, proved, as usual, to be an even 
proposition. The Scotch, after having all the better of the first half In 
which they scored a goal, were hard pressed at the finish, and they were 
fortunate to escape with a single goal registered against them, as the Eng- 
lish came dangerously close to scoring a half dozen times in the last ten 
niinutes. The result of a one goal draw was about right, as the Scotch had 
all the early play and the English played all over them in the latter stages. 
The teams that represented the two nations were : 

England— Goal, Singer; backs, Gates and James; half-backs. Teed, Swain and 0. 
Hudson; forwards. Teed. Stringer, Picknell, Balmaln and King. 

Scotland— Goal. M. McRitrhie; backs. Hunter and Patterson; half-backs, Mcintosh, 
Finlayson and Mackenzie; forwards, Hay, Welsh, Monteith, Crofts and Scott. 

The annual flve-a-slde competition for the Williams trophy was won by 
the CelticB. 

The season's summary was as follows: 

, — Goals. — ^ 
Games, Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Olympic 20 16 2 2 64 18 34 

Bums 20 16 3 1 55 20 33 

Sun Francisco 20 12 5 3 45 24 27 

Union Iron Works 20 10 6 4 38 20 24 

Vampires 20 10 7 3 41 37 23 

Thistle 20 9 8 3 29 26 21 

Barbarians 20 10 9 1 54 40 21 

Celtic 20 7 10 3 28 38 17 

Rangers 20 6 12 2 32 65 14 

Argonauts 20 2 16 2 21 47 6 

Alameda 20 20 9 78 

The cup tie competition of the California Football Association was won by 
the Union Iron Works eleven, which defeated the Celtics in the final tie by 
a score of 3 goals to 1, after the teams had played a tie of one goal each. 

Drawn games caused the series to drag out for a month after the date set 
for the final tie. . ^ ^ ^ ^i. 

The Olympics, winners of the league competition, wore put out of the 
running in the preliminary round by the Vampires, by a core of 4 goals to 1. 
The first time the teams met the Olympics won. 3 goals to 2, but a protest 
lodged by the Vampires against an ineligible player used by the Olympics 
caused a replay and the Vampires won. 

The following are the results of the competition: 

Preliminary round-Thistles defeated Burns. 4-0. after a tie of no goals; Rangers 
defeated Argonauts, 4-2; Vampires defeated Olympics, 4-1; Union Iron Works 

'^rfrs^'^r.^land-Ra^ers defeated Alameda, 7-2; S^^n Francisco defeated Thistles, 
1-0; Union Iron Works defeated Vampires, 1-0; Celtic defeated Barbarians, 2-0, 

^"emi^na^l r^nd-Unlon Iron Works defeated San Francisco, 3-0, after a tie, 1-1; 
Celtics defeated Rangers, 2—1. . ^ , „ ■,.. » -, „*♦„„ „ +,•« i i 

Final round-Union Iron Works defeated Celtics, 3-1, after a tie, 1-1. 



By "Shooter." 

Coining in second in the league championship series of 1914-15, the Olympic 
Club soccer football team, after an exciting and exceedingly close competi- 
tion on the part of three of the eleven teams of the California Football 
League, won first place in the 1915-16 struggle. 

The season opened when the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was 
in full blast and, by request, all the Olympic Club's home games, while the 
big fair was open, were played on the Exposition Marina, and not one was 
lost by the team that so ably represented the standard of sportsmanship 
of the big athletic organization. Of course, playing on the Marina meant 
the loss of the gate money the club would have picked up if the games 
had been played on its own enclosure, but this loss the club directors 
cheerfully bore for the sake of the P.-P. I. E.'s athletic reputation. It was 
the sudden switch to a different kind of playing ground after the fair 
closed that caused the club team's first slip, and this was followed by two 
other slips, where games were played on sand instead of turf. 

After this the team recontinued its winning streak close behind the Bums, 
and just in front of the Union Iron Works and San Franciscos, until a 
tremendous rally and surprise by the Barbarians, who defeated the champion 
Burns, put the Olympic Club on a level, and then it was only a matter of 
getting ahead. To the urgent call for an extra effort the team responded 
nobly and finally won the league championship in dashing style. In the 
cup competition the team was not so fortunate, losing its first game by 
a technicality, Elliot of Los Angeles being declared ineligible. Thereupon 
the team ceased to take any further interest in the competition, although 
replaying the game several weeks later under protest. 

It took twenty-two men to bring the Olympic Club team to the top of the 
league and seventeen of them were awarded medals. These were : Geo. 
Jackson, John Balmain, Thos. James, C. D. Hudson, C. A. Anderson, F. W. 
Swain, captain ; E. A. Singer, A. W. Middleton, R, H. Hancock, Wm. O'Connor, 
D. W, Monteith (now in France in American Legion company), B. Gloor, 
S. T. Weekes, C. A. Carroll, R. W. Timrais, E. Barbera, Geof. Marlow, P. 
Bernard, H. Floyd, A. Lesser, A. Covell and W. Simpson. With the excep- 
tion of the last five all these players are retained for the coming season. 

The club also entered a team in the University and Club Soccer Football 
League and played all clubs and universities and high schools having Satur- 
day teams. This squad was under the able management of Assistant Com- 
missioner Chas. G. Chipchase, and in spite of the drafts made upon its 
personnel by the big league team of the club, manage<J to attain second 
place and barely missed first. 


By A. H. MacGregor. 

Officers — President, E. H. Sinclair ; vice-president, Major O. L. Tilden ; 
secretary, J. R. Bolton ; soccer commissioner, A. H. MacGregor ; Rugby com- 
missioner, J, Gibson ; tennis and cricket commissioner, M. Hudson ; water 
soccer commissioner, F. Galley. 

The Barbarian Club, familiarly known as the "Barbs," was organized in 
1906-07, and now has a membership of close to one hundred. Its headquar- 
ters is at 545 Turk Street, San Francisco. We have the largest soccer organ- 
ization on the Pacific Coast. Our new club house is fitted up with a reading 
room, card and pool room, shower baths and all modern conveniences. Our 
hall and gymnasium will accommodate over five hundred people. Last 
season we registered twenty-eight soccer players and finished well up in 
the California League. 

Soccer and Rugby are our major sports ; water soccer, tennis and cricket 
being considered minor sports. Each department has its own commissioners. 



many changes and reorganizatJons. Befng'?oo youn* at the t?m^\^ ^/"'^i 
the ^ram of the big league games, the club ioined what wl,« l "^ *^ ^^Ji^ 
Bay Counties League. In the season of 1912 ?? thpv wL fvf ^^own as the 
and thereby the silver cup of thit Ta-ue ^ ^°'' ^^^ championship 

This success coupled with the efforts of J. Fry, then Dresident of th« oU.h 

?)nHn^c. ^i^'i"? I^Th ^^"'^''^''^ J^ *^^ California FootbVSguf for 1913 ?4' 
During 1914-10 they were able to outrank the Yammve^ a^r^ li^^a^^J' t^' 
of the oldest clubs on the Coast. In 1915-16 thev had tnhp TnS® I' *^k 

h'p?."f.lf *«tPl?'''i"'*>?°"^^^ ^^^^^?° tooth and'naillll^?heUm'e, and^'lner^I^ y 
being defeated only by one goal in the last five or ten minutes of tht^am/ 

^thyXhs."^ ^""^ ""^^^ *^'^ '^'''''^ '^ ^'' ^^"^'^ °^^^« them well "lik'ed by SS 
Financially, they are now on an excellent basis, after havin^^ ^one thrnn^rh 
some of the worst pinches. As expressed by Mr Patterso/''the 3 
accountant who audited their books at the close of last season^' ''The^engi- 
neermg of your financial transactions in the face of enormous oddl Is a 
piece of financial stTategy, rarely found in such young persons as your D?es^ 
ent executives: T. Hill president; W. Wallace, treasure?, and E!GWuJne? 
|tn«emen" ''""-'^^^^^^t^ ^^^ ^<^^ leaving your affairs handled by these 
sefsoS. 1916-17?^ *^^ Argonauts for confidently anticipating the coming 



0;7?cers— President, J. M. Sword; vice-president, H. F, Lolly: secretary, R. 
S. Weaver. 

The names of the teams, in the order they finished, and managers' names, 
fcre as follows : United, Thomas Lowe ; Los Angeles A.C., S. Mellar ; Wan- 
derers, P. Barlow ; Foresters, J. Prax ; Sons of St. George, J. Percy. 

In cup ties for the A. G. Spalding & Bros, trophy the Los Angeles Ath- 
letic Club won, United being runners-up. An extra cup has been donated for 
the season of 191G-17, which will extend the season, six weeks longer than 
the schedule of former years. 


By Herbert R. Lewis. 

Football Im and around Los Angeles was brought to a close in, March 
after a very successful season, both financial and otherwise. The league 
was composed of five teams, namely, United, Los Angeles Athletic Club, 
Wanderers, Sons of St. George and Foresters. They were more evenly 
matched than in past seasons. The league cup was won by the United, 3 — 1, 
and the cup ties competition by the Los Angeles A.C., 2 — 1. The season was 
brought to a close with a banquet which was well attended. I am pleased 
to say that the outlook for 1916-17 is very encouraging. We propose 
starting the season by taking a team to San Francisco to meet the Olympics 
and Barbarians. Everything has been done to make the meeting a success 
by President J. M. Sword, who has worked very hard in the matter. 

The attendance last season was much better than in previous seasons, and 
fwith another team entering the field the interest in soccer should take a 
decided advance and in a short time should be among the leading sports of 



At present soccer is the only football game the elementary schools of Los 
Angeles are allowed to play. A few schools have played it for many years, 
but two years ago, under the supervision of Barrett Hannawalt, soccer was 
Introduced into nearly every school of Los Angeles. 

The city was divided into four districts. Each district played a series of 
games for the district championship and the winners played semi-finals and 
finals for the city championship. The final game was played between Belve- 
dere and! Colegrove schools. After playing two tie games, the victor was left 
undecided for 1914-15. 

The year 1915-16 was a better year for soccer in many ways. There were 
more games played, the brand of soccer was better as the result of the 
previous experience. Many exciting games were played in the district cham- 

Again the city championship narrowed down to the same two schools as 
battled the previous year. Belvedere vs. Colegrove. After playing several 
extra halves to break the tie of 2 to 2, the game was declared a draw, and 
■again the title was shared by two schools. 

The prospects for a big year for 1916-17 are very bright. 


By S. J, Nadel, Dallas, Tex. 

In October, 1915, the Dallas Soccer Club was organized k> promote the 
interests of the game in that vicinity, and the enthusiasm and interest dis- 
played at surrounding points suggested the formation of a committee to 
organize a State association or similar body. This committee, composed of 
A. Turner, secretary of the Dallas Soccer Club ; E. E. Hoebel of A. G. 
Spalding & Bros., and S. J. Nadel, well known in Eastern soccer circles, did 
considerable missionary work, but owing to the distance to be traveled it 
was decided to confine activities to the Northeastern section of the State 
for the present, and on December 28, 1915, the North. Texas Soccer Football 
League was formed, with S. J. Nadel as president, A. Hurst, vice-president, 
and W. K. Grace, secretary and treasurer. The members consisted of Dallas 
Athletics, Dallas Nomads, Cleburne F.C.. Baylor University and Southern 
Methodist University. Two teams from Fort Worth announced their inten- 
tion of joining, but it was later decided that it would be more advisable for 
them to endeavor to form a league with headquarters in that vicinity. Thist 
move, however, was unsuccessful, owing to the lateness of the season, but 
results from that source are expected this season. The distance to be trav- 
eled is one of the most serious handicaps, but only one game was forfeited 
on that account, and an exceedingly interesting season was enjoyed. The 
most valuable point accomplished by the league was the arousing of interest 
in the game at the various centers of learning throughout the State, and this 
action, coupled with the liberal support of the press, has assured soccer a 
wide and valuable field for future growth. In addition to the clubs aflBliated 
with the league, there are about twelve more scattered through the State, 
and it is the intention of the league to extend to them the privilege of 
affiliation, in order to draw the bonds of friendship tighter and develop the 
game to its fullest extent. The league has made application for membership 
to the United States Football Association. 

The summary of league games last season is as follows : 

, — Goals ^ 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Nomads 8 5 2 1 14 13 U 

Athletics 8 5 3 14 4 10 

Cleburne 8 3 4 1 9 21 7 

Baylor University 8 3 5 7 5 6 

Southern Methodist University.... 8 2 4 2 20 15 6 


Soccer Football in Canada 


By Robert J. Gillespie, 

President Province of Quebec Football Association. 

0/??cers— Honorary presidexit, J. Kyle; president, R. J. Gillespie 

(re-elected) 54b Dorchester Street West, Montreal; vice-president T. Mit- 

??^y.' x^,^^/.^*^^^"*^^^!.^^^^' Jos^ Wilson; directors, Herbert Walton A. Lee, 

H. P. McKeown, R. C. Young, F. B. Edwards. , . ^ , 

Officers Province of Quebec Football Referees' Association— President, 
•Horace S. Lyons; vice-president, A. McLennan; secretary-treasurer, James E. 

Tlie history of soccer In Quebec for the season of 1915-16 is in itself a 
war chapter, for It illustrates in a remarkable degree how association foot- 
ball players and officials have rallied to the call to arms. Some indication of 
this depletion In the ranks of the players will be seen by a comparison of the 
number of teams now affiliated with this association with those of 1913-14. 
The actual figures are as follows: Season 1913-14, 76 teams; 1914-15, 46 
teams ; 1915-16, 28 teams. In addition, there were 7 boys' leagues and 8 
juveniles, new last season. With strong indications of a further decrease in 
the playing ranks, It means that between 800 and 900 players have left the 
rainks of association football in this province to take part in that greater 
and nobler game on the battlefields of Europe. 

May I here pay tribute to their courage and patriotism and wish them a 
safe return, when they have fulfilled the requirements of the cause and when 
the blessings of peace have again been restored to us? 

May I also offer sincere homage to those valiant heroes who have made 
the "great sacrifice" for their king and country and whose names, heretofore 
honored as worthy exponents of a great game, have not failed to uphold the 
traditions of their forefathers when called upon to play the game of war? 

Below is appended a list of the various competitions and inter-city games 
held during the year, with their results, and also the standings of the clubs 
in the four divisions of the league (first three division teams have dis- 
banded) : Shamrock. Fairmount and M.A.A.A., the latter for the duration of 
the war, the directors of that association having, in fact, decided to take no 
official part in any competitive sport until the cessation of hostilities. 

Charity Cup — For the second year in succession the Invictas were the 
successful contestants, defeating Grand Trunk by a score of 3 goals to 1. 
The Invictas are a second division club, so that all the more glory belongs 
to them. 

Connaught Cup — In the local final series the Grand Trunk team defeated 
Sons of England bv a score of 2 to 1. Grand Trunk team then traveled to 
Toronto in the semi-final proper, but were defeated by the Lancashires of 
that city bv a score of 3 to 1. Lancashires, on their return game to Mon- 
treal, succeeded in drawing with the Grand Trunk eleven the score being 
1 each, giving the Toronto team the right to meet the Winnipeg Scottish 
In the final for Canadian champions. ^ r ■, ^ . 

Quebec Cup— The competition for this cup was a most succesful affair, 
due to the fact that a third division team. Calvin, was one of the finalists 
and in a game in which they experienced the hardest of luck. Grand Trunk 
team won by 2 to 0. Grand Trunk were the leaders of the first division and 
a team which was recognized as the strongest combination in tne City or 
Montreal. This was the first occasion on which a team from the tnira 
division had reached such a pinnacle of success. „i„«/i ^o 

International games— Those played during the year were England vs. 
Scotland when England won with a score of 3 to 0, and Ireland vs. Eng- 



land, when Ireland defeated England by a score of 4 to O, thus winning the 
championship for the first time. 

Inter-city games — Montreal 3, Toronto 1, at Montreal ; Toronto 2, Mon- 
treal 1, at Toronto ; Montreal won the inter-city championship for the first 
time in Carls-Rite Cup series ; Montreal 2, Ottawa 1, at Montreal. 

The head-liners of the various divisions of the league at the end of the 
season were : . ^ ^. , 

' First division, Montreal A.A.A. (second year in succession) : second divi- 
sion, Invicta; third division, Canadian Vickers ; fourth division, Beloeil. 

The full standings of the various divisions were as follows : 


Games. Won. Lost. Di 

M.A.A.A 16 15 1 

G.T.R 16 13 3 

Locos 16 10 6 

C.P.R 16 10 6 

S.O.E 16 7 9 

Lachine 16 6 9 

S.O.S 16 5 11 

St. Paul R 16 2 12 

Shamrocks 16 1 14 

• Lachine lost two points for playing ineligible men. 

, — Goals , 


. For. 




















































r — Goals ^ 

For. Against. 
70 10 

40 19 
62 30 
39 20 

41 22 
28 34 
27 45 
30 36 
17 48 

9 91 






Nomads . . 






South Shore 






C P R Jrs 



St TThnmnQ 



• Two points deducted. 

3. Eean: 4, Edlin; 5, Willis; 6, Willis: 7, Tiesselinck; 8, Fleming; 9, Smith; 10, E. 
G. Wunnor, Secretary: 11, Hennis; 12, Gardner; 13, Roberts. (2) T Hill, President 
Argonaut F<.otball Club. (3) E. G. Wunner, Secretary Argonaut Foo^tball Club 1916. 
(4) W. Wallace, Treasurer Argonaut Football Club, 1916. (5) SHELL FOOTBALL 

Showi'll, Commissioner; 3, Bernard; 4, Stewart; 5, H. Fpton; 6, Stringer; 7, Burley; 
8, Davidson, Caft.\ 9, McFarlane; 10, Hunter: 11, Harlan; 12, Jackson; 13, T. Upton; 
14, V. Henderson, Mascot; 15, P. Hay, Vice-President. (2) Donald Morrison, Chair- 
man California Football Association and for many years Chairman California Foot- 
ball League. Has been in continuous service with the association since 1906. (3) F. 
Lewis, Chairman Executive Committee California Football League. (4) John N, 
Young, Football Commissioner California Football Association, with jurisdiction for 
the district of Sacramento and Stockton. A member of this association for different 
terms since 1909. (5) Craig "Wallace, noted Western Referee, very popular in inter- 
national games and cup tie matches. Chairman California State Referees' Union, 
1915. X6) Douglas Erskine, San F'rancisco Examiner Soccer Authority. 


W -f • • >^ .i; " ^ 
S . g2C3 . ^ 

(1) MONTREAL FOOTBALL CLUB— 1, T. Morrow, Sec; 2, Simpson, Trainer: 3, Tegg; 
4. Hind. Pres.; 5. Collins: 6, Gillis; 7, Poulton; 8, Dick; 9, McKay; 10, Edwards; 11, 
Salter- 12, Emery; 13, Streetly: 14, Wright; 15, Cowie, Referee. LOCOMOTIVE 
FOOTBALL CLUB— 16, Cooke; 17, Russell; 18, Brown; 19, Hampson; 20, Carstairs; 21, 
Good- 23 J Dingwall, Sec; 24, Stewart, Mgr.; 25, McPherson; 26, Yuille; 27, Hamll- 
tor!; 28. Ir^ne; 29, Smith; 30 W. Frazleto'n, Pres (2) BAY RIDGE FOOTBALL CLUB, 



Soccer Football in the United Kingdom 

Bx G. Wagstaffe Simmons, p j i 
Member of the English Football Association. 

good temper, a sense of humor and honor as 'velf af he.lthv'' h?""^"^ T ^^ 

standing. If I am rightfin my contfntiSrtheS It if not ?f be wonSered at 
that the youth of the British people from all quarters of the JmSire Save 
hurried to the colors to take part in the greater game of the ^? a wl? 
Which in its object is the most unselfish evlr waged by the British peopSf" 
It is seldom that I quote from the writings of others but the abovfi 
llttX ^^nc^a.''?.^ln^^^''i'lf^ ''^^ ^* ^ meetin| of'th? Royal Colonial iSsti^ 
mr,f^c «/^ ?f \^^ "IS^^ ^^*i^^ Cooper so exactly expresses what is in the 
^lorLa^ ?^"f.^^,^?°'^^j?'^^ T*^''* ^ F^^^^ °o apology for introducing it to our 
American football friends. In my last year's article I strongly insisted upon 
the enormous asset football had proved itself to be in fhe hour of the 
empire s greatest trial and every word that I then wrote has been more 
than abundantly justified by the course of events during the past twelve 
months. Although this is not an article on the war but on football, I am 
sure I shall be pei-mitted by the editor of this publication to express my 
firm opinion— it being always understood that it is my personal view — that 
the reason why in every rough-and-tumble scrap on the seven fronts on 
which British troops are now fighting those who have enlisted beneath the 
Union Jack have come out on top every time is because they have reserves 
of strength, powers of initiative, and the quickened intelligence to seize and 
profit by the situation of the moment. The possession of those highly 
important qualities may not unfairly be attributed in large measure to their 
practical acquaintance with outdoor sport. 

After this exordium I had better proceed to the review of the happenings 
in the United Kingdom on the football field during the past season. Although 
there was not any English Cup competition, and the Football League, South- 
ern League and other leading tournaments were all ' abandoned, there was 
plenty to attract attention and much to write about did space permit. 

It was the most remarkable season, in many respects, that the game has 
evei- seen. Without internationals, without cup ties, without the usual league 
competitions, and with large numbers of the leading professionals scattered 
abroad, small wonder there were many prophecies twelve months ago that it 
was practically certain the game would fizzle out, and that before the end 
of 1915 organized football would be at an end. The strength of the hold 
which the game has upon those who play it and those who follow it was 
too great for a collapse. The emergency competitions, so far fi^m dragging 
out a miserable existence, have been live tournaments. 

Personally I take the view that an apology for football during war time 
Is not necessary. On the contrary, the game deserves every encouragement 
and support, it provides healthy recreation for those who play it, and it 
attracts to the open air on Saturday afternoons and holidays thousands of 
persons engaged in the production of war materials who probably, as to a 


large number at any rate, would last season have spent their short houra of 
leisure in a less satisfactory manner. 

The attendances at the principal matches were, of course, much less than 
in normal times. This was not due to any decrease of Interest in the sport, 
but to the fact that some five millions of men, •f whom a considerable per- 
centage are regular patrons of the game in peace time, are now in khaki, 
and could not in consequence attend the grounds which they were accus- 
tomed to frequent. Even the millions who remained at home were not able 
regularly to look on at the game because the exigencies of war work made 
It impossible for them to devote to entertainment, either indoor or outdoor* 
BO much time as formerly. 

There is another point upon which those who are concerned with the pro- 
motion of the game are entitled to congratulate themselves. It was clearly 
understood last year that if football encroached in any way upon the full 
productive output of our factories where war materials were manufactured 
It would be prohibited by the governing body in the areas affected either 
with or without governmental suggestion or direction. Clubs were explicitly 
informed that the game must be played only for recreative purposes, and 
then only in such circumstances and under such conditions as were com- 
patible with the full-time employment of players engaged in national work, 
and further that matches should take place only on such days and at such 
hours that workers would not have any inducement to absent themselves 
from factories and workshops. 

Those regulations were faithfully observed, not only in the letter but in 
the spirit. So far as my knowledge goes there has not been a specific warn- 
ing to a club or competition. There were a few cases of individuals whose 
keenness to play outran their discretion, but it should be placed on record 
that clubs consistently deprecated any player acting so unpatriotically as to 
place football, even for an afternoon, on a higher plane than the nation's 


Those who are concerned with the management of association football 
have set a splendid example to the rest of the sporting world in the matter 
of charity. The need for extra generosity during the war has been fully 
recognized and more than adequately responded to by the principal clubs. 
The amounts collected by means of the percentages of gates allocated to the 
charity fund of the Football League have been made known, and the widest 
publicity should be given to this praiseworthy effort on the part of the 
clubs which have kept football going. These figures, however, satisfactory as 
they are, represent only a part of what has been done during the season 
for charity. The monthly sums contributed by the clubs In the tournaments 
run under the auspices of the Football League are appended : 

Midland Section. Lancashire Section. 

£ s. d. £ 8. d. 

September 146 18 2 436 12 3 

October 162 5 8 494 19 8 

November 101 19 6 318 4 7 

December 155 18 2 341 11 8 

January 176 10 5 447 17 9 

February 115 13 10 406 16 1 

March 140 11 4 307 1 

April 333 19 2 636 1 

Totals £1,333 16 3 £3,389 3 7 

The London Combination has also done its share towards raising money 
for charity, as will be seen from the following summary : 

£ s. d. 

Receipts from special charity game played on January 29, 1916 731 2 11 

Contributions from gross gate receipts of combination games to January 

22, , inclusive 840 2 7 

Bank Interest 5 17 

Total , £1,577 2 6 


«^^L*^i^^..*^°K^M ^"J^S^t.^J;"^^ 2s lid. was handed over to the Comforts Fund 
of the Footballers' Battalion, which has been in the fighting line for se vera 
months, and has richly earned the high encomiums passed upon it for Its 
coolness and pluck under heavy enemy fire and attacks. The balance excent 
for a small donation, to the fund being raised on behalf of the widow and 
children of Bob Benson^ the international back, was given through the clubs 
In the Combination to local charities. 


While on the subject of finance I think it would be interesting, although 
figures, as a rule, are not attractive reading, to show by the recently Issued 
balance sheet of the Football Association to what extent the war has affected 
the income of the governing body in England. It is necessai-y for the pur- 
pose of obtaining a proper comparison to take the last year before the war 
and set the figures by the side of those for 1915-16, the first season in 
which the full effect of hostilities on the game was experienced. The sub- 
joined tables show more forcibly than pages of explanations how income and 
expenditure have both decreased : 


1913-14. 1915-16. 

£ s. d. £ 8. d. 

Entrance fees and subscriptions 199 17 6 160 16 

Cup entrance fees 238 71 10 

Amateur Cup entrance fees 124 10 3 10 

Reinstatement fees 52 3 15 

Fines, complaint and protest fees 353 6 6 53 

Professional forms and rule books 299 12 8 3 8 9 

Percentages from Cup ties 3,546 17 5 

Other receipts . 210 OOP 

Totals £5,023 4 1 £295 19 9 

The decrease from £5.023 to £295 is amazing on the surface, but a glance 
at the details at once reveals the chief cause of this decrease. Whereas in 
1913-14 the percentages from cup ties in the first four rounds of the Foot- 
ball Association Cups produced over £3,500, there was not a penny from thia 
source last year. Professional forms and rule books brought in £-^'{» * 
couple of years ago. but a new edition of the Football Association handbook 
was not published last year, and as there has not been any registration of 
professionals for over twelve months the Income from the sale of forms has 
been a negligible quantity. 


Before dealing with the separate competitions which ^ere ,r"'°'. J^J^^J,*^^® 
presented a table of the records of thirteen clubs all of which have, In t^^^ 

tournaments In which they have taken Payt earned forty points and u^^^^ 

and these are the only clubs in England to have gained this distinction . 

, — Goals. — X 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

^^ t ^R 27 5 4 121 33 58 

Chelsea !5 £ q 5 76 37 49 

Nottingham Forest 36 22 9 5 100 55 49 

Burnley 36 ^ » 6 84 64 48 

Manchester City 36 21 » « 76 46 48 

Millwall 36 g il I 78 54 2 

Blackpool 36 g S 1 78 58 6 

Everton 35 ^1 " ^ ^^ 57 43 

Tottenham 36 15 ij iJ 68 47 42 

Sheffield United 36 16 10 i" ^ gg 42 

Fulham 36 is ii 6 77 51 « 

West Ham 35 18 u 8 62 51 40 

Huddersfield 36 ,7 i| 6 60 56 40 

Leeds City 36 it 


The Football League, although not running the two divisions as usual, 
provided emergency competitions for its own clubs plus a few others that 
were brought in. These competitions were arranged in sections, each con- 
sisting of clubs geographically convenient, so as to reduce railway traveling 
as much as possible. There was a main competition and supplementary com- 
petition, there being two sections in the former — Midland and Lancashire — 
but the supplementary competition was subdivided into several groups so as 
to enable all the cluos taking part to complete a programme of home and 
home matches. In the main, competition in the Lancashire Section the 
champions were Manchester City, which won sixteen of their twenty-six 
matches and lost only seven of the remainder. Burnley and Everton both 
made a great fight with their Manchester rivals, but towards the close of 
the contest Everton fell away, and it was left to Burnley to press Man- 
chester City until almost the last game had been played. 

In the supplementary competition Burnley had some compensation for 
their previous disappointment by winning the Northern Group and Man- 
chester City secured another success by annexing the honors in the Southern 
Group, Everton being defeated merely by goal average. In the two compe- 
titions Burnley succeeded in scoring exactly 100' goals, the only other first 
class club in the country to equal this performance being Chelsea, the 
doings of which are dealt with in the review of the London Combination. 
The Lancashire Section tables are appended : 


f — Goals. — ^ 

Games. "Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Manchester City 26 16 7 3 61 35 35 

Burnley 26 14 7 5 71 43 33 

Blackpool 26 14 9 3 54 41 31 

Everton 25 15 10 59 42 30 

Oldham Athletic 25 13 9 3 53 44 29 

Liverpool 26 11 8 7 48 42 29 

Stockport County 26 13 10 3 47 43 29 

Stoke 26 10 9 7 43 46 27 

Southport Central 26 9 11 6 41 41 24 

Bury 26 10 13 3 46 52 23 

Manchester United 28 7 11 8 41 51 22 

Bolton Wanderers 26 9 14 3 48 65 21 

Rochdale 26 7 14 5 34 56 19 

Preston North End 26 4 20 2 23 67 10 

The match Everton vs. Oldham Athletic, abandoned on January 1, Everton leading 
1—0, was not replayed. 

Northern Group. 

Burnley 10 8 2 29 12 16 

Blackpool 10 8 2 24 13 16 

Preston North End 10 4 4 2 22 19 10 

Bolton Wanderers 10 4 5 1 16 22 9 

Bury 10 3 7 17 26 6 

Southport Central 10 1 8 1 12 28 3 

Southern Group. 

Manchester City 10 5 2 3 23 19 13 

Everton 10 6 3 1 19 16 13 

Liverpool 10 4 4 2 21 13 10 

Oldham Athletic 10 4 4 2 17 21 10 

Stockport County 10 4 5 1 19 18 9 

Manchester United 10 2 7 1 12 24 5 

In the Midland Section there was another dual success, Nottingham Forest 
winning both the principal competition and also the Southern Group in the 
supple^mentary competition. The success of the Forest, in view of their 
disappointing displays in recent seasons, was most welcome, and there is a 
general hope that their doings in 1915-16 herald for them a new and pros- 
perous era when normal times are restored. 


+h?^A??^?^ J*^^ ^^^.® ^/,^^* satisfaction to their followers by their form in 
i^Mi^ii^n^? /^^P ''' ^\^ supplementary competition, and it was a Seat 
achievement to become champions of a group which contained clubs with 
t?u? fh«f th!P PntlS?.' ^1 Sheffield United and Sheffield Wedn^sdar' iT i s 
true that the Cutlery City organizations were not able to command the 
5h^'T,f° fif ^y ^^ ^H^ M^^ g^^P^l- ^^^ the fact remains that ev?n when 
lu^L ^^fJ^'Z *^^T'^ V^l*^ *^^ ^^^^ t^^ bustling methods of Second League 
clubs often prevented them securmg the victories which on paper they ought 
to have gained without unduly exerting themselves. The Northern Group 
charapionship of the Midland Section fell to Leeds City, a club that is most 
astutely managed by Herbert Chapman, the former Northampton and Totten- 
ham Hotspur player. The tables are appended: 


^ / — Goals. — ^ 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Nottingham Forest 26 15 6 5 48 25 85 

Sheffield United 26 12 7 7 51 36 31 

Huddersfleld Town 26 12 9 5 43 36 29 

Leicester Fosse 26 11 9 6 42 34 28 

Barnsley 26 12 10 4 46 55 28 

Sheffield Wednesday 26 11 10 5 46 43 27 

Bradford City 25 12 10 3 52 32 27 

Notts County 26 10 10 6 39 36 26 

Lincoln City 26 12 12 2 54 54 26 

Leeds City 26 10 11 5 39 43 25 

Hull City 26 10 13 3 43 58 23 

Bradford 26 9 13 4 46 46 22 

Grimsby Town 25 7 13 5 31 46 19 

Derby County 26 7 17 2 39 74 16 

The match Bradford City vs. Grimsby Town, abandoned on January 1, 0—0, was 
not replayed. 

Northern Group. 

Leeds City 10 7 2 1 21 13 15 

Bradford 10 6 4 27 17 12 

Huddersfleld Town 10 4 3 3 19 15 11 

Bradford City 10 4 5 1 18 20 9 

Rochdale 10 4 5 1 15 21 9 

Barnsley 10 2 8 13 7 4 

Midland Group. 

Grimsby Town 10 5 3 2 25 10 12 

Sheffield United 10 4 3 3 17 11 11 

Rotherham County 10 5 4 I ^ ^ ^X 

Sheffield Wednesday 10 3 4 3 10 13 9 

Hull City 10 * f 2 J5 27 8 

Lincoln City 10 2 5 8 17 22 7 

Southern Group. 

Nottingham Forest 10 7 3 2 ?| H J! 

Notts County 10 ^ 5 ! i^f ^ ^l 

Leicester Fosse 10 3 4 3 1& 19 » 

Stoke 10 1 f J M 2I I 

Derby County 10 4 6 23 28 8 

Cheaterfield Town 10 3 5 2 16 ^ 

The club that stands out In the country as having had the most success- 
ful season, from a playing point of view is "nq^f^^o^^V^^ j^^J^l??^;^,,:??^ 
Football League clubs and the Southern League clubs in the metropolitan 
area, with the addition of Watford, the Southern I^^^"^, champifBS of he 
previous season, formed a league which they ran "^^e^^*^?, *j"%^'„*c^ 
London Combination, and the ma n competition was won ^J Chelsea in such 
a style as to establish emphatically their superiority over their rivals. 


Their goal record in both the main and subsidiary competitions Is remark- 
able, and they owed much of their success to the wonderful form shown by 
Corporal C. Buchan, the Sunderland and international inside right. Having 
enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, he went to the London district for his 
training and, playing for Chelsea, he immediately adapted himself to the 
style of his colleagues and improved the attack by something approaching 
50 per cent. During the season he scored 38 goals himself, which equals 
the record set up some years since in first class football by Bert Fi-eeman 
for Everton, and moreover he was largely instrumental in providing the 
openings by which R. Thomson, the Chelsea center forward, also helped him- 
self to 38 goals. The full record of the Chelsea Club reveals that it was 
also very strong in defense, for while the team averaged a fraction over 
three goals per match, it gave away less than one per match to opponents. 
Such superb all-round form would have been of incalculable value in the 
1914-15 season, when Chelsea lost its place in the first division of the Foot- 
ball League and also was defeated in the final tie of the English Cup. The 
complete tables are here given : 


,, — Goals. — s 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Chelsea 22 17 2 3 71 18 37 

Millwall 22 12 4 6 46 24 80 

The Arsenal 22 10 7 5 43 46 25 

West Ham 22 10 8 4 47 35 24 

Fulham 22 10 8 4 45 37 24 

Tottenham Hotspur 22 8 6 8 38 35 24 

Brentford 22 6 8 8 36 40 20 

Queen's Park Rangers 22 8 11 3 27 41 19 

Crystal Palace 22 8 11 3 35 55 19 

Watford 22 8 13 1 37 46 17 

Clapton Orient 22 4 12 6 22 44 14 

Croydon Common 22 3 14 5 24 50 11 


Chelsea 14 10 3 1 50 15 21 

West Ham United 14 9 3 2 32 16 20 

Tottenham Hotspur 14 8 3 3 32 22 19 

Fulham 14 9 5 38 19 18 

Crystal Palace 14 9 5 41 29 18 

Millwall 14 8 4 2 30 22 18 

Watford 14 5 6 3 22 20 13 

Brentford 14 5 7 2 29 33 12 

Croydon Common 14 4 7 3 28 27 11 

Clapton Orient 14 3 7 4 17 27 10 


Turning to Scotland, I have once more to chronicle success for the Celtic, 
a club that has often figured as champions in the "land of cakes and ale." 
The doings of this club last season were without a parallel either in Scot- 
land or in any other country where the first class clubs play so many as 
thirty-eight matches in one tournament in a season. They won thirty-two of 
them and scored 116 goals — a record in the Scottish League — and it was 
fitting that, in a season of such extraordinary doings, they should have 
passed the four figures mark in the aggregate number of points they have 
scored during their career in the Scottish League, the exact total to date 
being 1,032. They now hold every record in the league of which they are 
champions save one. Many years since, when there were only ten clubs in 
the competition, the Glasgow Rangers won every match during a season, and 
that is a record which neither the Celtic nor any other club is ever likely 
to disturb, seeing that there are now double the number of competitors there 
were when the Rangers credited themselves with the greatest performance in 
their long and distinguished career in. league football. The Scottish League 
table is subjoined : 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. F^. Agli^. Points. 

Greenock Morton ?7 22 8 7 rr ^ « 

Ayr United 38 20 10 I ^ ^ II 

Partick Thistle ^ 19 }? I £ ^ !! 

Heart of Midlotiiian S7 ^ n fi «! 1c 1! 

Hamilton Academicals /..U S S 3 If ^ 1? 

^"°de«, 38 18 16 4 57 Is S 

Dumbarton 38 13 14 11 53 S 37 

Kilmarnock 38 12 15 11 46 49 35 

Aberdeen 38 11 15 12 51 64 34 

Falkirk 38 12 17 9 45 61 l\ 

St. Mirren 38 13 21 4 S 67 \o 

Motherwell 38 11 19 8 55 81 30 

Airdrieonians 38 11 19 8 44 74 30 

Srd Lanark 38 9 18 11 40 56 29 

Clyde 38 11 20 7 49 71 29 

Queen's Park 38 11 21 6 53 100 28 

Hibernians 38 9 22 7 44 71 25 

Eaith Rovers 38 9 24 5 30 65 23 

The second match, Greenock Morton vs. Heart of Midlothian, was not played. 


The clubs in the southwest of England, left out in the cold in the early 
part of the season, decided to run a competition in the second half of 
1915-16 under the title of Southwestern Combination, and a particularly 
keen struggle for the championship resulted in the premier position being 
gained by Portsmouth, which managed to head Southampton by one point. 
The final table Is as follows : 


, — (Joals. — ^ 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Portsmouth 12 9 3 29 11 18 

Southampton 12 8 3 1 37 19 17 

Cardiff City 12 7 5 21 18 14 

Bristol Rovers 12 5 4 3 17 20 13 

Bristol City 12 5 6 1 13 15 11 

Swindon Town 11 2 7 2 12 22 6 

Newport County 11 1 9 1 8 32 3 

The Newport County vs. Swindon Town match, at Newport, was not played. 


With regard to the future, not anything definite has been decided, so far 
as England is concerned. It may be taken for granted that there will not 
be any international matches or national cup ties until after the war is 
over. Football will continue to be played, but the professionals will willy 
nilly be amateurs for the time being, as they were last season. The compe- 
titions for 1916-17 will be largely on similar lines to those of last season. 

In Scotland the Scottish League will run on the same conditions as last 
season, the clubs being permitted to pay their professional players £1 per 
match and a bonus at the end of the season if the funds of the individual 
clubs warrant them doing so. In Ireland there will be some football of an 
emergencv character, as there was during 1915-16, but in Wales there is not 
likelv to' be any tournament pro-zramme. As a matter of fact, the four 
countries are having their football h1stoi-y shaped for them by events out- 
side their own control. To-day football with us is only a minor matter. 
What we all feel on this side of thP Atlantic is that our energies our every 
effort all our powers must be directed to winning the war and when we 
M?e 'accompHsh^ed this, as we certainly shall, we shall be able to reor^amze 
the game that has spread its tentacles over every part of the civilized globe. 











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Referred to in Law 1 of the game. 



Laws of the Game 

^Jhl^A^"^^ ^^°"^^ ^^ P^^y^^ ^y ^^^^^" Players on Number of 

eacn side. Playerg. 

The field of play shall be as shown in the plan Dimensions of 
I page 112, subject to the followmg pro- Field of Play, 
visions : The dimensions of the field of play shall 
be— maximum length, 130 yards; minimum length 
100 yards; maximum breadth, loo yards; minimum 
breadth, 50 yards. 

Instructions to Referees.— lieiuse to sanction 
play if danger is likely to accrue to players from 
the state of the ground. As to the weather, use 
your own judgment, but do not needlessly spoil 
sport. ' ^ 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The size 115 yards 
by 75 yards is the most general. 

The field of play shall be marked by boundary Markingout 
lines. Ihe lines at each end are the goal-lines, and Ground, 
the lines at the sides are the touch-lines. The touch- 
lines shall be drawn at right angles with the goal- 
lines. A flag with a staff not less than 5 feet high 
shall be placed at each corner. A half-way line 
shall be marked out across the field of play. The 
center of the field of play shall be indicated by a 
suitable mark, and a circle with a 10 yards radius 
shall be made around it. 

Official Decisions. — Flag-staffs with pointed tops 
must not be used. 

The touch and goal-lines must not be marked by 
a V-shaped rut. 

(International Board, June 16, 1902.) 

Instructions to Referees. — Short flag-staffs are 
dangerous, hence the minimum height of 5 feet. 

The Referee must not allow a corner flag-staff to 
be removed even for the convenience of the player 
taking a corner-kick. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The goal-line must 
be marked out from corner to corner, including 
the goal. 

A half-way line is necessary on all grounds. 

See that the one yard area within which tho 
corner kick musi be taken is marked out. 


The Goala. The goals shall be upright posts fixed on the goal- 
lines, equi-distant from the corner flag staffs, 8 yards 
apart, with a bar across them 8 feet from the ground. 
The maximum width of the goal-posts and the 
maximum depth of the cross-bar shall be 5 inches. 
Instructions to Referees. — The Referee must 
caution any player wilfully displacing flags or goal- 
posts, or pulling down the bar, and if repeated he 
should order the offender off the field of play. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The surface of the 
bars or posts facing the field of play or other- 
wise must not be more than five inches in width. 
Tape or any substance not of a rigid nature, must 
not be used in the place of a bar. Goal nets are 
strongly recommended. 

Have the goal-posts and bars painted white so 
^s to be distinctly seen. Provide light colored 
corner flags. See that the goal nets are properly 
pegged down and in order before every match, and 
that there are no holes or possible openings for 
the escape of the ball. 

Instructions to Players. — Goal-keepers to save 
a shot or to get hold of the ball sometimes seize 
the bar and pull it down. Any player wilfully 
displacing a flag or goal-post, or bar, is guilty of 

The Goal Lines shall be marked 6 yards from each goal-post 

Area, ^t right angles to the goal-lines for a distance of 

6 yards, and these shall be connected with each 

other by a line parallel to the goal-lines; the space 

within these lines shall be the goal area. Lines shall 

The Penalty be marked i8 yards from each goal-post at right 

Area, angles to the goal-lines for a distance of i8 yards, 

and these shall be connected with each other by a 

line parallel to the goal-lines ; the space within these 

lines shall be the penalty area. A suitable mark 

shall be made opposite the center of each goal, I2 

yards from the goal-line; this shall be the penalty 

kick mark. 

The Ball. The circumference of the ball shall be not less 
than 27 inches, nor more than 28 inches. The outer 
casing of the ball must be of leather, and no material 
shall be used in the construction of the ball which 
would constitute a danger to the players. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The ball should be 
supplied by the home club. 

See that the ball is fully inflated, and that 
there are reserve balls close at hand. 

The Spalding Olympic Foot Ball is the Official Foot Ball ; corrset in weight and 
inea«urem«nt, and should be used in all Ksmes. 



In International matches, the dimensions of the 
field of play shall be— maximum length, 120 yards; 
minimum length, no yards; maximum breadth, 
80 yards; minimum breadth, 70 yards; and at the 
commencement of the game the weight of the ball 
shall be from 13 to 15 ounces. 

Instructions to Referees. — Refers to Inter- 
national Contests only. 

Dimensions of 
Field of Play 
and Weight 
of Ball in 


The duration of the game shall be 90 minutes, Duration of 
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon. Game. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee must 
allow for time wasted, or lost, through accident 
or other cause, and it is desirable that the two 
captains should be informed when such allowance 
is made. 

Unless a Referee is notified to the contrary by 
the two captains he must under ordinary circum- 
stances continue the game for 90 minutes. 

There is no power to set aside the Rules of 
Cup and other Competitions where the time to 
be played is specified. 

-If you wish to 
ist be notified. 

Instructions to Players.' 
short time the Referee must be notified. This 
may only be done by the mutual agreement of 
both captains. 

The winners of the toss shall have the option of ^^^gf °' 
kick-off or choice of goals. 

Instructions to Referees. — Note which side kicked 
off. (See Instructions to Referees on Law 13.) 

The game shall be commenced by a place-kick TheKick-Oflf. 
from the center of the field of play in the direction 
of the opponents' goal-line; the opponents shall not 
approach within 10 yards of the ball until it is kicked 
off, nor shall any player on either side pass the center 
of the ground in the direction of his opponents' goal 
Xffitil the ball is kicked off. 

Official Decisions.— A Place-Kick is a kick at 
the ball while it is on the ground in the center 
of the field of play. 

If this Law is not complied with the kick-off 
must be taken over again. 

(International Board, June 15, 1903-) 

Instructions to Referees.— Referees should notice 

that a free kick must not be awarded for any 

breach of this Law. It is their duty to see th^ 

kick-off properly Uken in the direction of the oppo- 


site goal; also that back kicking and encroaching 
must not be allowed. 

Any player wilfully encroaching should first be 
cautioned, and, on a repetition, be ordered off the 
field of play. After the ball has been properly 
kicked off, the second and other players may play 
it in any direction. 

If in "the opinion of the Referee the ball has not 
rolled completely over, or traveled the distance of 
its circumference, i. e., about 27 inches, he must 
order it back again to be kicked ofif properly. 

The Referee must not allow anyone to kick-off 
unless he is a player competing in the match. This 
order does not apply to Charity matches. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The practice of get- 
ting an outside person to kick-off in a match is 
forbidden, except in Charity matches. 

Instructions to Players. — Many players, when the 
whistle sounds for the start, run inside the lo 
yards' circle. This is wrong, as the game com- 
mences with the kick-off, not with the Referee's 


Ends to be Ends shall only be changed at half-time. The 

Cb^"s^.<^^* interval at half-time shall not exceed five minutes, 

rru T I *™t' except by consent of the Referee. After a goal is 

The Interval. ^^^^^^ ^^^ j^^j^^ ^j^^ ^j^^jj j^.^j^ ^^^ ^^j ^^^^^ ^^^ 

Game! change of ends at half-time the ball shall be kicked 
off by the opposite side from that which originally 
did so; and always as provided in Law 2, 

_ Instructions to^ Referees. — The Referee is dis- 
tinctly authorized to prevent deliberate waste of 
time. (See Law 13.) 

He should use every endeavor to limit the half- 
time interval to 5 minutes, and not allow his con- 
sent to its extension to be assumed as a matter of 

Instructions to Players. — In competitions where 
after a drawn ^ame an extra half-hour is neces- 
sary, the Captams must toss again for choice of 
ends, and play must be a quarter of an hour each 


^^7s^^ Except as otherwise provided by these Laws, a 
IS cor . ^^^j gj^^jj ^^ scored when the ball has passed between 
the goal-posts under the bar, not being thrown, 
knocked on, nor carried by any player of the attack- 
ing side. 

Official Decisions. — The whole of the ball must 
have passed over the goal-line, or touch-line, before 
it is out of play. 


Knocking on and carrying are both forms of 
handling the ball. 

Instructions to Referees.— The words "not being 
thrown" cover a throw-in from touch, so that if a 
player throws the ball in from touch through the 
opponents' goal it would be a goal-kick for the 
defending side and not a goal. 

It is possible for the ball to roll all along the 
goal-line, and for the greater part of it to be over 
the line, and yet not pass through the goal. The 
goal-keeper may be behind the goal-line and yet 
prevent a goal. 

A Referee must under no circumstances allow a 
goal unless he is absolutely satisfied that it is a 

In catching the ball or fisting out, a goal-keeper 
sometimes allows the ball to pass into goal in mid 
air, and the Referee may consider that the whole 
of the ball crosses the line. If so and he is in a 
good position to judge, he must give a goal. 

It is difficult to tell unless one is close up, hence 
the necessity for the Referee following the ball 
closely up and down the ground and trying to get 
a side view whenever he thinks a shot is about to 
be put in, or there is a scrimmage in front of the 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The necessity for 
the goal-line between the posts being clearly 
marked is emphasized by the requirements of this 

If from any cause during the progress of the game If Bar 
the bar is displaced, the Referee shall have power to Displaced, 
award a goal if in his opinion the ball would have 
passed under the bar if it had not been displaced. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — It is important that 
secretaries should see that the bars are securely 
fixed to the posts. 

The ball is in play if it rebounds from a goal-post, g^^n . „ 
cross-bar, or a corner flag staff into the field of play. g^Ssfet™ 
The ball is in play if it touches the Referee or a 
Linesman when in the field of play. 

Instructions to Referees.— The ball touching the 
Referee or a Linesman when he is in the field of 
play is still in play, though it might otherwise 
ha^e gone into touch or over the goal-line. 

Linesmen should follow the game close to the 
touch-line and keep out of the field of play as 
much as possible. 

The ball is out of play when it has crossed the Bf»Crossmg 
goal-line or touch-line, either on the ground or m glJy:' ^"^ 
the air. 

Instructions to Referees.— ThQ ball going into 


touch in mid air and afterwards alighting in the 
field of play is out of play. 

Instructions to Players. — The ball may roll along 
the touch-line or goal-line and still be in play. 
The whole of the ball must have passed over and 
be clear of the touch-line or goal-line before it is 
out of play. 


The Throw-in When the ball is in touch, a player of the opposite 
side to that which played it out shall throw it in 
from the point on the touch-line where it left the 
field of play. The player throwing the ball must 
stand on the touch-line facing the field of play, and 
shall throw the ball in over his head with both hands 
in any direction, and it shall be in play when thrown 
in. A goal shall not be scored from a throw-in, and 
the thrower shall not again play until the ball has 
been played by another player. 

This law is complied with if the player has any 
part of both feet on the line when he throws the 
ball in. 

Official Decision. — Touch is that part of the 
ground on either side of the field of play. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Linesman should 
point with his flag to the place where the ball 
went into touch and stand a little behind the 
thrower to watch the throw-in. If the player 'does 
not throw the ball in properly, the Referee must 
give a free kick. An improper throw would be 
one delivered over the shoulder, or with one hand 
giving the impetus and the other merely guiding 
the ball, or if the thrower had not some part of 
both feet on the touch line at the moment of 
throwing, or if the thrower merely dropped the 
ball and did not throw it. A player throwing-in 
the ball must face the field of play. 

Instructions to ^ Secretaries. — Provide light- 
colored flags for Linesmen. 

Instructions to Players. — The practice of claim- 
ing for the throw-in when the ball goes into touch 
is far too prevalent and is unnecessary. 

Let the Linesman give HIS DECISION. All 
the claiming in the world will not alter it, unless 
the Referee shall see fit to interfere. 


Off-side. When a player plays the ball, or throws it in from 
touch, any player of the same side who at such 
moment of playing or throwing-in is nearer to his 


touch the ball himself, nor in any way whatever 
!1! u n^u"^'^^ ^"^ opponent, or with the play, until 
the ball has been again played, unless there are at 
such moment of playing or throwing-in at least three 
of his opponents nearer their own goal-line. A player 
IS not out of play when the ball is kicked off from 
goal, when a corner-kick is taken, when the ball has 
been last played by an opponent, or when he himself 
IS within his own half of the field of play at the 
moment the ball is played or thrown in from touch 
by any player of the same side. 

Official Decisions.— li a player deliberately trips 

an opponent who is standing in an oflf-side posi- 
tion withii} the penalty area, and who does not 

attempt to play the ball or obstruct, a penalty kick 

should be awarded 

A flag may be placed opposite the half-way line 

on each side of the field of play, but it must be 

at least one yard from the touch-line, and must 

have a staff not less than 5 feet high. 

Instructions to Referees.— A player who is in 

"IS own half of the field of play at the moment 

the ball is last played cannot be off-side. 

The point to notice is not where a player is 

when he_ plays the ball, but where he is at the 

moment it is played by a player of the same side. 

In the rush of a game a Referee is apt to lose 

sight of the positions of the field at every kick, 

yet he ought to educate himself to intuitively fix 

each change on his mind. If a player is in line 

with or behind the ball when it is played he can- 
not possibly be off-side, but if he is in front of it 

he is liable to be so. Though a player cannot be 

off-side when an opponent last plays the ball, or 

when a corner-kick, or a goal-kick, is taken, this 

protection ceases the moment a second player plays 

the ball, so that a player not off-side when a 

corner-kick is taken, may, without having moved, 

be off-side as soon as the ball has been played. A 

player following up another of his own side who 

has the ball cannot be off-side. Players may be 

off-side when a free kick or penalty kick is taken, 

and when the ball is thrown in from touch. An 

opponent playing the ball puts a player on-side at 

once, but while standing on-side a player must not 

interfere in any way with an opponent or with 

the play. If a plaver is standing off-side, he is 

off-side until the ball is next played, even though 

sufficient opponents fall back to make three 

between him and their goal line. 

The International Board have made it plain 

that a player, who is in an off-side position, is 

bound to keep out of the way of the play, and 

that he is liable to be penalized if in any manner 

his presence causes any interference with the play. 


When the ball is kicked off from either goal no 
player is off-side. 

The provision of flags opposite the half-way line 
is optional. The object is to assist the Referee 
and Linesman to determine the position of the 
half-way line when they are at a distance or when 
the line has become indistinct. 

Instructions to Players. — A player who is in his 
own half of the field of play at the moment the 
ball is last played cannot be off-side. 

A player once off-side cannot put himself on- 
side. This can only be done for him in three 
ways: — (i) If an opponent next plays the ball; 
(2) If he is behind the ball when it is next played 
by one of his own side; (3) If he has three oppo- 
nents between him and their goal line when the 
ball is played by one of his own side further from 
his opponents' goal than himself. 

The ball hitting the goal-post or bar and rebound- 
ing does not put a player on-side who was "off- 
eide" when the ball was last played. 

Take care that when the ball is played by one of 
your own side you have three opponents between 
you and their goal-line or that you are in a line 
with or behind the ball. Can anything be sim- 
pler? If your opponent plays the ball, or the ball 
touches hi^m in any way, you are on-side no mat- 
ter where you stand, but when standing off-side 
you have no right to interfere with an opponent 
nor to station yourself so near the goal-keeper, 
or any other opponent, as to hamper his move- 
ments, or obstruct his sight of the ball. When 
a player finds he is in an off-side position it is his 
duty to keep clear of the play and neither inter- 
fere with nor inconvenience an opponent, nor 
make a pretense of doing so. 


Goal-Kick. When the ball is played behind the goal-line by a 
player of the opposite side, it shall be kicked off by 
any one of the players behind whose goal-line it 
went, within that half of the goal area nearest the 
Comer-Kick, point where the ball left the field of play; but, if 
played behind by any one of the side whose goal- 
line it is, a player of the opposite side shall kick it 
from within one yard of the nearest corner flag- 
staff. In either case an opponent shall not be allowed 
within ten yards of the ball until it is kicked off. 

Official Decision. — The corner flag-staff must not 
be removed when a corner-kick is taken. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the duty of the 
Referee to see that goal-kicks are properly taken 
within that half of the goal area nearest the point 
where the ball went out. 


It is the duty of the Referee to see that corner- 
kicks are properly taken, and on the side on 
which the ball goes out. 

If the player takes a corner-kick, and the ball 
rebounds to him after striking the goal-post, he 
must not play it again until it has been played by 
another player. Do not allow a goal-kick or 
corner-kick to be taken while any opponent is 
within 6 yards of the ball. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — See that the corner- 
kick one yard area is marked. 

Instructions to Players. — Opponents should 
remember that they must not stand within 6 yards 
of the ball. To do so is the cause of constant 
annoyance and is not playing the game fairly. 


The goal-keeper may within his own penalty area, Goal-keeper 
use his hands, but shall not carry the ball. Handling. 

Official Decision. — Carrying by the goal-keeper 
is taking more than two steps while holding the 
ball, or bouncing it on the hand. 

Instructions to Referees. — The goal-keeper must 
not "walk about" bouncing the ball on the hand. 
After the second step he must be penalized. 

The goal-keeper must not handle the ball outside 
his own penalty area. 

For "carrying" the ball the penalty is a free 
kick and not a penalty kick. 

The goal-keeper shall not be charged except when charginer 
he is holding the ball or obstructing an opponent, or Goal-keeper, 
when he has passed outside the goal area. 

Instructions to Referees.— U the goal-keeper 
obstructs an opponent he may be charged even 
when in his goal area. See that the goal-keeper is 
not unfairly charged, as he has so little chance 
of protecting hims^f when his attention is engaged 
with a coming shot. r , r i. i. i. 

Special notice should be taken of the tact that 
a goal-keeper may be charged when he is outside 
the goal area. 

Instructions to Players.— The goal-keeper should 
bear in mind that directly he leaves his goal area 
he is liable to be charged by an opponent. 

So long as a goal-keeper does not stick to the 
ball, or obstruct an opponent, he is protected 
under the Laws when within his goal area. Get 
rid of the ball at once is naturally the best advice 
that can be given him. 

The goal-keeper may be changed during the game, Goal-keeper 
but notice of such change must first be given to the changed. 


Official Decision. — If a goal-keeper has been 
changed without the Referee being notified, and 
the new goal-keeper handles the ball within the 
penalty area, a penalty kick must be awarded, 
bee Law 17. 

(International Board, June 17, 1901.) 

Instructions to Referees. — Note who commences 
a game as goal-keeper, and allow no one else to 
act as goal-keeper, or to claim his privileges, until 
you have been notified of the change of goal- 

Instructions to Players. — If the goal-keeper who 
commences the game in that position should be 
changed during the game the Referee should at 
once be notified of the fact, and also of any sub> 
sequent changes. 


^^ipplng. Neither tripping, kicking, striking, nor jumping at 
Striking! ^ player shall be allowed. 
Jumping at. Official Decisions. — ^Tripping is intentionally 

throwing, or attempting to throw, an opponent by 
the use of the legs, or by stooping in front of or 
behind him. 

The Laws should be more vigorously enforced 
by Referees in order to prevent improper con- 
duct, and players who are guilty of it escaping 

Instructions to Referees. — This is an important 
Law, as by enforcing it and taking the initiative 
where he sees necessary, a Referee can prevent 
rough play developing. He can stop the game at 
any time and give a free kick, or caution, or 
both, against any player whose conduct or plav is 
dangerous or likely to cause injury. The free kick 
must be takeri from the place where the infringe- 
ment occurred. 

Jumping at an opponent must of necessity be 
intentional, and this differs from jumping to play 
the ball. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — Bring before the 
notice of your committee any conduct on the part 
of a member of your club which is likeljf to bring 
the game into disrepute. If persisted in a club 
ought not to allow any such offender to continue 
to belong to it, for not only may such conduct 
bring punishment on the player, but it gives the 
club a bad name and may lead to a more serious 
trouble. Use all means in your power to stop the 
practice of players using bad language, or address- 
ing observations to, or at, the Referee on or off 
the field. 

"Hands." A player (the goal-keeper, within his own penalty 
area, excepted) shall not intentionally handle the 


Oficial Decisions. — Handling is intentionally 
playing the ball with the hand or arm. 

Knocking on is when a player strikes or pro- 
pels the ball with his hands or arms. 

Cases of handling the ball and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking, or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind, may so happen as to be 
considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 
offense is committed. 

(International Board, June 8, 1912.) 

Instructions to Referees. — Note the important 
fact that it is the intentional breach of Law which 
must be punished. This must be done promptly 
and strictly. 

Instructions to Players. — Let the Referee give 
"hands" on bis own initiative. 

A player shall not use his hands to hold or push Holding, 
an opponent. P"^^'^* 

Official Decision. — Holding includes the obstruc- 
tion of a player by the hand or any part of the 
arm extended from the body. 

Instructions to Referees. — Under no circum- 
stances whatever must a player push an opponent 
with his hands or arms. Using the knee agamst 
an opponent is a most dangerous practice and 
should be severely punished. 

Instructions to Players. — Under no circum- 
stances whatever must you push an opponent with 
your hands or arms, or use the elbow or knee 
against him. 

Charging is permissible, but it must not be violent Charirinfi:. 
or dangerous. 

Instructions to Referees.— Charging must not be 
penalized unless it is violent or dangerous. 

Instructions to Players.— Let charging be of the 
good honest type and not degenerate into rough 

A player shall not be charged from behind unless Chargjnar 
he is intentionally obstructing an opponent. * '° • 

Official Decisions.— ThQ offense of charging an 
opponent from behind is not committed where a 
player in playing the ball touches a player behind 
unless there is an intention to charge such player. 
The Referee is the sole judge of such intention, 
but it has been noticed that many Referees con- 
strue the Law more strictly than is necessary to 
secure fair play, and in consequence of such deci- 
sions the progress of games is unnecessarily inter- 
fered with. , , . „„„» 

If a player turns so as to face his own goal 
when he is tackled, or is obviously aware that he 
is about to be tackled by an opponent, he is inten- 
tionally obstructing, and may be charged from 
behind. (International Board, June 8, 1907-) 


Referees will be supported In putting down 
rough play. 

Instructions to Referees. — A i^layer may be 
charged from behind when he is intentionally 
obstructing an opponent, whether he is facing his 
own goal or not; but the charging must under no 
circumstances be violent or dangerous. 

Instructions to Players. — Even if your opponent 
is intentionally obstructing you, you have no right 
to charge him in a manner likely to do him injury. 
If players would hustle more and charge less the 
games would not be so rough and accidents not so 


Free Kick. When a free kick has been awarded, the kicker's 
opponents shall not approach within ten yards of the 
ball, until the kick is taken, unless they are standing 
on their own goal line. The ball must at least be 
rolled over before it shall be considered played, 
i. e., it must make a complete circuit or travel the 
distance of its circumference. The kicker shall not 
play the ball a second time until it has been played 
by another player. The kick-off (except as provided 
by Law 2), corner-kick, and goal-kick shall be free 
kicks within the meaning of this Law. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the Referee's 
duty to see that all free kicks are taken from the 
proper place and not allow a free kick to be taken 
until he has given a signal. The usual signal is 
a whistle. 

The free kick must be taken without delay. 
Nothing slows a game more than wasting time in 
taking a free kick. It is also unfair to delay, 
bearing in mind that a free kick awarded for 
breaches of Law 9 may score a goal direct. If 
opponents persist in encroaching act promptly and 
caution them. 

The kick must not be allowed if the ball is on 
the move while it is being taken. 

Instructions to Players — Players must wait for 
the signal from the Referee before talcing the 
kick-off or free kick. 

Opponents must not approach within ten yards 
of the ball till it is kicked. 

Players neglecting this instruction are liable to 
be ordered off the field. 


■ Free Kick A goal may be scored from a free kick which is 
from which awarded because of any infringement of Law 9, but 
^ sSred! not from any other free kick. 


Instructions to Referees. — Special notice should 
be taken of the fact that a goal may be scored 
direct, whether the ball touches a player of either 
side or not, if the free kick is awarded for trip- 
ping, kicking, jumping at, holding, pushing, vio- 
lently or dangerously charging an opponent, 
charging an opponent illegally from behind, or 
handling the ball (breaches of Law 9). But it 
must be remembered that a free kick awarded for 
any other breach of the Laws does not come under 
this regulation. Note that a goal cannot be scored 
direct from a kick-off, corner-kick, or goal-kick; 
or from free kicks awarded for the following 
breaches of Laws: — 

(a) Player playing the ball a second time 
before it has been played by another player, after 
throwing-in or taking a free kick or a penalty 

ib) Off-side. 

(c) Carrying by goal-keeper. 

id) Charging goal-keeper at wrong time, the 
charging being otherwise fair. 

(e) Playing the ball before it has touched the 
ground after being thrown down. 

(/) Ball not kicked forward from a penalty 

ig) Improper throw-in. 

(h) Dangerous play. Law 13. 

Instructions to Players. — Players should remem- 
ber that a goal may be scored from a free kick 
imposed for infringements of Law 9. 


A player shall not wear any nails, except such as Bars,studa. 
have their heads driven in flush with the leather, or ^^c. 
metal plates or projections, or gutta-percha, on his 
boots, or on his shin guards. If bars or studs on 
the soles or heels of the boots are used, they shall 
not project more than half an inch, and shall have 
all their fastenings driven in flush with the leather 
Bars shall be transverse and flat, not less than half 
an inch in width, and shall extend from side to side 
of the boot. Studs shall be round in plan, not less 
than half an inch in diameter, and in no case conical 
or pointed. Any player discovered infringmg this 
Law shall be prohibited from taking further part in 
the match. The Referee shall, if required, examine 
the players' boots before the commencement ot a 
match, or during the interval. 

Official Decisions.— Wearing soft india-rubber on 
the soles of boots is not a violation of Law 12. 

Semi-circular toe pieces are legal. 


Metal toe-plates, though covered with leather, 
are illegal. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the Referee's 
duty, if asked, to examine the flayers' boots 
before the match, or during the interval. The 
Referee must order off the field of play for the 
remainder of the game any player whom, during 
the progress of the play, he finds wearing: 

(a) Nails not flush with the leather. 

(b) Metal plates or projections. 

(c) Gutta percha on his boots, or on his shin 

(d) Bars on soles or heels of his boots that do 
not extend from side to side of the boot, that are 
less than one-half inch wide, more than one-half 
inch deep, and not transverse and flat. 

(e) Studs on soles or heels of his boots, not 
round in plan, less than one-half inch in diam- 
eter, more than one-half inch deep, and conical or 

During the progress of a game the Referee can 
enforce this Law without waiting for an appeal. 
There is no necessity to report this offense. 

The Law includes metal clips or buckles, etc., 
that are dangerous, either on the boots or shin 

Instructions to Secretaries. — See that your 
players are not by ignorance or otherwise infring- 
ing this Law. Many of the boots sold ready-made 
for foot ball are wrongly studded, some are fitted 
with metal clips for the lace holes and metal toe 
plates covered with leather, which are very dan- 
gerous, as are also projecting buckles on the shin 

Instructions to Players. — It is also the duty of 
the players to see that their boots, etc., are in 
accordance with this Law, for if the Referee's 
attention is drawn to the irregularity during the 
progress of a game, the player may not go and 
change his boots, but must leave the field alto- 
gether, which might be a verjr serious matter to 
his side. If doubtful about it ask the Referee 
before the match, or during the interval, and he 
is bound to examine the boots. Players sometimes 
forget that studs wear away exposing the nails, 
which would make them illegal. 


Duties and A Referee shall be appointed, whose duties shall be 
Powers of ^q enforce the Laws and decide all disputed points; 
eree. ^^^ j^.^ ^jg^^jgJQj^ q^ points of fact connected with the 
play shall be final, so far as the result of the 
game is concerned. He shall also keep a record of 
the game, and act as timekeeper. In the event of 
any ungentlemanly behavior on the part of any of 


the players, the offender or offenders shall be 
cautioned, and if any further offense is committed, 
or in case of violent conduct without any previous 
caution, the Referee shall order the offending player 
or players off the field of play, and shall transmit 
the name or names of such player or players to his 
or their National Association, who shall deal with 
the matter. The Referee shall allow for time 
wasted, lost through accident, or other cause, suspend 
or terminate the game whenever, by reason of dark- 
ness, interference by spectators, or other cause, he 
may deem necessary; but in all cases in which a 
game is so terminated he shall report the same to 
the Association under whose jurisdiction the game 
was played, who shall deal with the matter. The 
Referee shall award a free kick in any case in which 
he thinks the conduct of a player dangerous, or likely 
to prove dangerous, but not sufficiently so as to 
justify him in putting in force the greater powers 
vested in him. The power of the Referee extends 
to offenses committed when the play has been tem- 
porarily suspended, and when the ball is out of play. 

Official Decisions. — Any player leaving the field 
during the progress of a game (except through 
accident) without the consent of the Referee will 
be deemed guilty of misconduct, and will render 
himself liable to be penalized. 

Persistent infringement of any of the Laws of 
the Game is ungentlemanly conduct within the 
meaning of this Law. (International Board, 
June 8, 1907) 

All reports by Referees to be made within 
TWO days after the occurrence (Sundays not 
included), and reports will be deemed to be made 
■when received in the ordinary course of post. 
(International Board, June 11, 1910.) 

Referees may in certain circumstances send 
their reports to the afifiliated Association con- 
cerned. See Agreement dated June 17, 1895. 

A player who is injured during a match shall 
be at once removed outside the nearest goal or 
touch-line, and the game resumed. (International 
Board, June, 1914.) 

It is the duty of the Referee to see that all free 
kicks, kicks from the goal, and corner-kicks are 
properly taken. 

Without permission of the Referee, no person 
shall be allowed on the field of play during a 
match other than the Linesmen and players. 

It is misconduct for any Association or club, or 
any player, official, or member of any Association 
or club to offer, or attempt to offer, either 
directly or indirectly, any consideration whatever 


to another club, player, or players of any other 
club, with a view to influence the result of a 
match. It is misconduct for any club, player or 
plavers, to accept any such consideration. 

A Linesman is justified by Law 14 in directing 
the Referee's attention to distinct breaches of the 
Laws which have come under, his notice, and 
which he is satisfied the Referee could not see, 
and Referees should confer with the Linesmen in 
such a case, especially where the Linesmen are 

Instructions to Referees. — The duty of a Ref- 
eree to order a player off for violent conduct, or 
after a caution for ungentlemanly behavior, is 
emphasized by the alteration made in the Law by 
the International Board in 1909. 

The Referee decides everything, the Linesmen 
being his assistants, whose ciecisions he can over- 
rule. He must keep the score and also the time, 
and allow for time wasted, and stop the game as 
he thinks fit, though in the case of the game 
abruptly terminating, he is bound to report the 
fact to the local or National Association within 
three days. 

As regards rough play, the Referee has absolute 
discretion. Where he considers the conduct of a 
player dangerous, or likely to cause injury, he 
must award a free kick. In doing so he must 
caution the offender, and, if the offense is 
repeated, order the player off the field of play. In 
the case of violent conduct, a previous caution is 
not needed. 

Avoid (a). — Discussing or arguing points with 
players or officials on the field of play. 

(b.) — Arguing points with players, officials, or 
press men off the field of play. 

(c.) — Pointing at, or placing a hand on a player 
when cautioning him. Check rough play at the 

The Referee is recommended to compare watches 
with the Linesmen, prior to the game and at half- 

The Referee should be very careful in deduct- 
ing time for stoppages, etc. He should blow his 
whistle for time or half-time at the exact moment, 
whether the ball is in play or not. The only case 
in which time can be extended is that of a penalty 

Referees are strongly recommended not to trust 
to memory alone to keep a record of the game, 
but to note on paper the time of start and the 
time at which they would in the ordinary course 
call half-time or time. They may then easily add 
to it for wilful delays, or stoppages of the game. 
The goals scored by each side in the order of 
occurrence should also be noted. 

Instructions to Players. — It is impossible for a 
Referee to please everybody. Remember his diffi- 
cult position and do not make it more so. 


If any disturbance arises go at once to the help 
of the Referee. 

Betting is prohibited. 



Two Linesmen shall be appointed, whose duty 
(subject to the decision of the Referee) shall be to 
decide when the ball is out of play, and which side 
is entitled to the corner-kick, goal-kick, or throw-in ; 
and to assist the Referee in carrying out the game 
in accordance with the Laws. In the event of any 
undue interference or improper conduct by a Lines- 
man, the Referee shall have power to order him off 
the field of play and appoint a substitute, and report 
the circumstances to the National Association hav- 
ing jurisdiction over him, who shall deal with the 

Official Decisions. — Linesmen where neutral 
should call the attention of the Referee to rough 
play or ungentlemanly conduct, and generally 
assist him to carry out the game in a proper 

Linesmen ^vhere neutral may be asked by the 
Referee to give an opinion on the ball crossing 
the goal-line between the posts. 

A player shall not act as Linesman or Referee 
during suspension. 

A Linesman is justified by Law 14 in directing 
the Referee's attention to distinct breaches of the 
Law^ whirh have come under his notice, and which 
he is satisfied the Referee could not see, and 
Referees should confer with the Linesmen in such 
a case, especially where the Linesmen are neutral. 
Instructions to Referees. — Linesmen must signal 
when the ball is out of play, and indicate which 
side is entitled to the corner-kick, goal-kick, or 
throw-in. They must also call the attention of 
the Referee to rough play or ungentlemanly con- 
duct, and must give their opinion on any point on 
which the Referee may consult them. 

If they notice any breach of the Laws that has 
escaped the Referee's attention it is their duty to 
inform him of it. 

The Referee has power to order a Linesman off 
the field for undue interference or improper con- 
duct and to appoint a substitute. This authority 
should only be exercised in extreme cases, as a 
warning will probably be sufficient. 

Duties and 
Powers of 

In the event of a supposed infringement of the 
Laws, the ball shall be in play until a decision has 
been given. 

Ball In 
Play until 
Decision given 


Instructions to Referees. — The ball is in play 
until the whistle sounds, but the Referee should 
decide promptly. If in doubt consult the Linesmen. 

If the Referee declines to accept an appeal a 
shake of the head, or the words "play on'' may 
sometimes be used with advantage. 

When the Referee has once given his decision 
and play has been resumed, he must not alter it. 

Instructions to Players. — Don't stop playing till 
the whistle sounds, and the decision once given 
don't importune the Referee to reverse it, or annoy 
faim by remarks. 


Re-flterting tiie Jn the event of any temporary suspension of play 
Temporary ^^om any cause, the ball not having gone into touch 
Suspension, or behind the goal-line, the Referee shall drop the 
ball where it was when play was suspended, and 
it shall be in play when it has touched the ground. 
If the baU goes into touch or behind the goal-line 
before it is played by a player, the Referee shall 
again drop it. The players on either side shall not 
play the ball until it has touched the ground. 

Instructions to Referees. — If the game is stepped 
by reason of a player being hurt, or for any other 
cause (not being half-time or time) where there is 
no penalty attached, the Referee must throw the 
ball down where it was when play was suspended. 
No player is allowed to play the ball until it has 
reached the ground. Should the ball be touched 
before it reaches the ground, a free kick must be 
awarded to the opposite side. 

If the ball goes into touch or behind the goal- 
line before it is played by a player, the Referee 
must again throw the ball down. 

Instructions to Players. — A player is not allowed 
to play the ball until it has touched the ground. 


Free kick. In the event of any infringement of Laws 5, 6, 8, 
10, or i6, or of a player being sent off the field under 
Law 13, a free kick shall be awarded to the oppo- 
site side, from the place where the infringement 

Official Decisions. — A Free Kick is a kick at 
the ball in any direction the player pleases, when 
it is lying on the ground. A place kick, a free 
kick, or a penalty kick must not be taken until 
the Referee has given a signal for the same. 

Cases of handling the ball, and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind may so happen as to be 


considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 

Jenalty must be awarded. (International Board, 
une i6, 1902.) 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee should 
refrain from awarding a free kick if it is to the 
advantage of the side offended against to allow the 
play to go on. 

Again the Referee is reminded of the fact that 
it is the intentional breach of Law which must be 

Instructions to Players. — The Referee should 
refrain from awarding a free kick i£ it is to the 
advantage of the side offended against to allow the 
play to go on. 

In the event of any intentional infringement of Penalty Kick. 
Law 9 outside the penalty area, or by the attacking 
side within the penalty area, a free kick shall be 
awarded to the opposite side from the place where 
the infringement occurred. In the event of any 
intentional infringement of Law 9 by the defending 
side within the penalty area, the Referee shall award 
the opponents a penalty kick which shall be taken 
from the penalty kick mark under the following 
conditions: All players, with the exception of the 
player taking the penalty kick and the opponents* 
goal-keeper shall be outside the penalty area. The 
opponents' goal-keeper shall not advance beyond his 
goal line. The ball must be kicked forward. The ball 
shall be in play when the kick is taken, and a goal 
may be scored from a penalty kick ; but the ball shall 
not be again played by the kicker until it has been 
played by another player. If necessary, time of play 
shall be extended to admit of the penalty kick being 
taken. A free kick shall also be awarded to the 
opposite side if the ball is not kicked forward, or is 
played a second time by the player who takes the 
penalty kick until it has been played by another 
player. The Referee may refrain from putting the 
provisions of this Law into effect in cases where he 
is satisfied that by enforcing them he would be giv- 
ing an advantage to the offending side. If when a 
penalty kick is taken the ball passes between the 
goal-posts, under the bar, the goal shall not be 
nullified by reason of any infringement by the 
defending side. 

Official Decisions. — Unless the penalty kick is 

taken in accordance with the Law, the Referee 

must order the ball back until it is properly taken. 
If, on taking a penally kick, the ball rebounds 


from the goal posts or bar, and the kicker plays It 
a second time, a free kick must be awarded. 

The penalty kick can only be awarded for the 
following eight offenses, intentionally committed 
by a player of the defending side within the 
penalty area: 

1. Tripping an opponent. 

2. Kicking an opponent. 

3. Jumping at an opponent. 

4. Handling the ball. 

5. Holding an opponent. 

6. Pushing an opponent. 

7. Charging an opponent violently or dan- 


8. Charging an opponent from behind. 
Cases of handling the ball, and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind may so happen as to be 
considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 

Jenalty must be awarded. (International Board, 
une 16, 1902.) 

If a player deliberately trips an opponent who is 
standing in an off-side position within the penalty 
area, and who does not attempt to play the ball or 
obstruct, a penalty kick should be awarded. 

A penalty kick can be awarded irrespective of 
the position of the ball at the time the offense is 
committed. (International Board, June 16, 1902.) 

If a goal-keeper has been changed without the 
Referee being notified, and the new goal-keeper 
handles the ball within the penalty area, a penalty 
kick must be awarded. (International Boara, 
June 17, 1901.) 

In the event of the ball touching the goal-keeper 
before passing between the posts, when a penalty 
kick is being taken at the expiration of time, a 
goal is scored. (International Board, June 17, 

The Laws of the Game are intended to provide 
that games should be played with as little inter- 
ference as possible, and in this view it is the duty 
of Referees not to give penalties for technical or 
supposed breaches. Constant whistling or trifling 
and doubtful breaches produces bad feeling and 
loss of temper on the part of the players and 
spoils the pleasure of spectators. 

Instructions to Referees. — Extending the arms to 
keep an opponent back, though not actually catch- 
ing hold of him with the hand, is considered to be 

Should the ball hit the goal-post or bar and 
rebound into play, the player who played it must 
not play it again until it has been played by 
another player. Should he do so a free kick must 
be given against him. 

The goal-keeper, defending a penalty kick, must 
not advance beyond his goal line. 

Until the Referee has satisfied himself that the 
players are in their proper positions he should not 
give a signal for the kick to be taken. Any player 


wilfully encroaching should first be cautioned and 
on a repetition be ordered off the field of play. A 
penalty kick can be taken after time has expired. 

Once more the Referee is reminded that it is 
the intentional breach of Law that must be 

The Referee must withhold the award of a pen- 
alty kick if he considers it would be to the advan- 
tage of the side offended against to let the play 
go on. 

When a goal results from a penalty kick, it shall 
not be nullified although there may have been an 
infringement of Law by the defending side. 

It is a common fault of Referees that, when 
players have committed offenses for which they 
should have been ordered off the field of play, a 
penalty kick only has been awarded. The award- 
ing of a penalty kick does not free a Referee from 
the duty of also ordering the offender off the field 
of play, where the offense is such as justifies this. 

Instructions to Players. — Players are not required 
to stand behind the ball, but may take up their 
position anywhere outside the penalty area, but 
•within the field of play. 

There is a practice of players yelling or making 
other noises with the object of putting either the 
goal-keeper or the kicker at a disadvantage. Be 
gentlemen and treat your opponents as such. 

Players must wait for the Referee's signal before 
taking the penalty kick. 

A player may not rush in from his place out- 
side the penaltj' area until the ball has been 
•kicked. If he does so he may be cautioned, and 
on repeating the offense be ordered off the field of 

The kick must be forward. 

Though a penalty kick may be deserved, the 
Referee is empowered not to enforce it, if to do 
so wouild benefit the offenders. Also if a penalty 
kick is awarded, and scores, the Referee must 
ignore any infringement by the defenders, and let 
the goal stand. 


Definition of Terms 

Place Kick A Place Kick is a kick at the ball while it is on 
the ground in the center of the field of play. 

Free Kick A Free Kick is a kick at the ball in any direction 
the player pleases when it is lying on the ground. 

Referee to A Place Kick, a Free Kick, or a Penalty Kick 
Sifimal niust not be taken until the Referee has given a 
signal for the same. 

Carrying CARRYING by the goal-keeper is taking more than 
two steps while holding the ball, or bouncing it on 
the hand. 

Knocking on KNOCKING ON is when a player strikes or propels 
the ball with his hands or arms. 

Handlinsr HANDLING and'Tripping. — Handling is intention- 
ally playing the ball with the hand or arm, and Trip- 
Tripping ping is intentionally throwing, or attempting to 
throw, an opponent by the use of the legs, or by 
stooping in front of or behind him. 

Holding Holding includes the obstruction of a player by 
the hand or any part of the arm extended from the 

Touch Touch is that part of the ground on either side of 
the field of play. 


Advice to Youn^ Players and How to Act 
in Case of Accident 

Take care of the feet. Don't wear badly-made or ill-fitting shoes. 

Use bars on the soles for hard grounds, and studs for heavy grounds. 

Permanganate of potash is a fine thing for troublesome feet, which should 
be frequently bathed in a solution of permanganate. 

In case of accident, should there be any suspicion of broken bones, don't 
risk lifting the player off the ground. Walt until someone comes who under- 
stands what should be done. 

Bruises and contusions should never be rubbed — there is Internal bleeding, 
and the rubbing does harm. Nothing beats bran poultices. 

Always give an injury its proper chance to recover. The player of doubt- 
ful soundness often handicaps his side. 

Don't bother much about embrocations, which are generally irritants. 
Massage the leg muscles with olive oil. 

Keep fit, play the game In cool-headed fashion, and fewer accidents will 

My experience Is that the youth of the present day do not, as a rule, 
take care of their feet as they ought to. I have seen a promising young 
player ruin his chances of future success and fame by the fact that he was 
playing in badly made and ill-fitting shoes. 

Ordinary, as well as football shoes should be made to measure, and 
then, perhaps, we should see and hear less of corns, bunions, sweaty feet and 
other ailments to which the athlete seems heir. 

Football shoes should be ordered some weeks before they are required, and 
only from a maker of repute. First of all, they should be pulled on the 
bare foot, and if they fit tightly all around, then they are likely to become 
a good fit. Especial care should be taken that they are not too small, else 
the wearer will get to know about it when he comes to play on a hard 
ground, by not only crippling himself, but by the loss of his toe nails. If 
the shoes fit tightly, but not unduly so, on the bare foot, they should be worn 
for a night or two without stockings. Next, a thin pair of socks may be 
tried, and so on, until one can wear them comfortably with the ordinary 
football stocking. 

Football shoes require a lot of care, especially in wet weather. Im- 
mediately after they have been used, they should be carefully cleaned, then 
stretched and carefully laid away to gradually dry. The manner of stud- 
ding a shoe plays a most important part in its longevity or usefulness. 
Where the grounds are hard, thin bars should be used, but if there is plenty 
of grass, studs are the best. Football shoes should, at least once a month, 
be given a rub inside (not outside) with castor oil or dubbin. 

In the earlier and latter parts of the season, wfifen the grounds are hard, 
almost every player complains about his feet being hot and blistered. This 
somewhat painful experience can be obviated if the player would literally 
smear the outside of his stockings, previous to pulling on his shoes, with 

Sweaty feet and soft corns between the toes are another of those bug- 
bears to which the footballer Is very much subject. This trouble can be 
mitigated if a player will exercise a certain amount of care, especially by keep- 
ing the feet absolutely clean, frequently changing the socks, and for a time 
before retiring to bed, bathing the feet in water into which a teaspoonful of 
permanganate of potash has been dissolved. For soft corns, a Uttla plug 
oJ cotton between the offending toes will soon effect a cure. 



Before concluding the article, I would lilie to touch lightly, and, If pos- 
sible, to give some useful hints in connection with the various aLccidents which 
are generally to be met with on the field of play. First of all, I would 
warn my young friends to be careful before lifting an unfortunate comrade 
who has been put hors de combat. Care should be taken that no bones are 
broken, because very many simple accidents are aggravated by this supposed 
kindness. If, on the other hand, the player is only winded, then there can- 
not be any harm done by lifting him off the grounds. 

Where, however, there is any suspicion of broken bones, it is best to allow 
the player to lie, even supposed the ground was wet, until someone comes who 
understands what should be done. 

Another common practice is to rub or massage all kinds of injuries, no 
doubt under the mistaken idea that rubbing eases the pain. It ought to be 
common knowledge that where there is a bruise or contusion, and the skin 
is not broken, there must be internal bleeding, and if there is internal bleed- 
ing, the rubbing is not likely to stop it. 

The correct thing is to have a cold lotion, such as a lead and opium 
pad, applied as soon as possible, and then when the injured lad gets home, 
either foment the part with hot water, or, better still, apply bran poultice. 
Massage of any kind should not, under these circumstances, be indulged in 
for at least a couple of days, so as to allow the injured Internal tissues to 
heal. Bran poultices are indeed the footballer's friend. The mistake that the 
young player usually makes, when he has sustained an injury, such as a 
sprained ankle or knee, is that he does not give such injury the rest which it 

Almost every trainer has his own special embrocation for massaging 
and each in their own way have their merits. Some believe in embrocation 
and others will not have it at all. For injuries, where the skin Is unbroken, 
the best oil for massaging is castor oil and chloroform in equal parts. For 
massaging the muscles olive oil is very good, and once a week the player 
should, if possible, get a good massage, especially on the leg muscles. The 
breaking down of thigh muscles is a frequent and painful experience and 
generally occurs when the grounds are sticky. Strapping with plaster for 
a few days and absolute rest to be followed by bran poultices, it generally 
takes about six weeks for this injury to get right. 

Sprains are the result of straining or tearing of ligaments, and are gen- 
erally caused by the sudden twisting of a joint. The first signs are acute 
pain, followed by swelling, due to the rupture of blood vessels. As soon 
as possible a cold, evaporated lotion pad should be applied, and continued 
for every four hours for twenty-four, by which time tne internal bleeding 
should have stopped. Then heat, in the shape of bran poultices, should be 
applied. Gentle massage can be commenced after the third day. 

Cuts should always receive attention. See these are properly cleaned 
with some antiseptic lotion, and then apply some dressing of lintboric. 

One could fill a book with the things that happen to the footballer 
in the course of play, but in the foregoing article, I think that I have sum- 
marized the most common of the injuries and methods of treatment which 
will succeed. In conclusion, to the young player I will say — keep fit, play 
the game, and you will find that often a good means of preventing in- 
jury is cool headedness and sportsmanship on both sides. But accidents 
will happen, and the undoubted risks in the game of football are, I believe, 
quite one of its charms to a lot of players. 




Spalding Official Association "Soccer" Foot Ball 

No. L 

Spalding "Olympic" 

REG. V. a. PAT. OFF. 

"Soccer" Foot Ball 

No. G. Made in our Leeds 
factory, England; hand stitched 
throughout, twelve-piece special 
tanned English leather cover. 
Guaranteed bladder. Ea., $6.50 

WE GUARANTEE every Spaldins Foot E.;I1 to 
be perfect in material and worKmanship and cor- 
reccinshape andsize when inspected atour factory. 
If any detect is discovered during- the first grame 
in which itisused, or during the first day'spractice 
use, and if returned at once, we will replace bh nae 
under this guarantee. We do not gnaarantee ag-ainst 
ordinary wear nor ajrainst; defect in shape or size 
that is not discovered immediately after the first 
day's use. Owing to the superb quality of every 
Spalding Foot B?!!, our customers have jrrown 
to expect a season's use of one ball, and at 
times make unreasonable claims under our guar- 


No. L. Ball is constructed in 
four sections with capless ends, 
neat in appearance and very ser- 
viceable. Material and work- 
manship are of highest quality 
and fully guaranteed. Each ball 
is packed complete in sealed box, 
with pure Para rubber (not com- 
pounded) guaranteed bladder, 
rawhide lace and lacing needle. 
Contents guaranteed if seal is 
unbroken. , , . Each, $6:50 

One very important detail that ac- 
counts, in part, for the quality of 
Spalding Official Foot Balls and Basket 
Balls, is the fact that we curry the 
leather in our own plant in England, 
according to the use for which the 
balls are intended. 

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Canvas Cover for Carrying 

Inflated "Soccer" Ball 
No. 03. Good quality canvas, 
with leather handles, strap and 
buckle fastening. . Each, $1.25 

Foot Ball Bladders 

No. OB. For Nos. L and 
G Balls. . Each, $1.00 
No. A. For No. O Ball. 

Each. 90c 
No. SB. For No. Y Ball 

Each, 75c 

Spalding "Soccer' 

No. O. Heavy tarred nets, pegs, 
guys, and everything necessary 
except the posts and cross pieces, 
which can be put up by any 
carpenter. Set, complete, $15.00 

"Soccer" Foot Balls 

No. O. Regulation size. Case is 
made of best grade English lea- 
ther v^ith guaranteed bladder. 
Complete with rawhide lace and 
lacing needle. . . Each, $5.00 

No. Y. Slightly under regulation 
size. Case of good quality English 
leather. Complete with guaian- 
teed bladder. . . Each, $4.00 


Foot Ball Goal Nets 







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Showing arrangement of cleats on Nos. RS 
suid U Shoes 

No. RS, Drab chrome tan leather, with 
double thickness box toe. Box toe will 
hold up under severest usage. Round 
leather cleats placed according to latest 
Elnglish model. 

Pair, $5.50 -^ $60.00 Doz, pairs 

No. U Spalding "Soccer" Shoe 

Showing arrangement of cleats on No. BS 
Shoe. Note particularly kicking cleat 

No. BS. Black calf, good quality. Spe- 
cial kicking toe cleats. Approved Eng- 
lish soccer model. 

Pair, $5.50 -^ S60.00 Doz, pairs 

Note narrow shank and braced arch 

No. U. Drab horse hide, with spe- 
cial leather box toe and round lea- 
ther cleats. 

Pair, $4.50 i^ S48.00 Doz. pairs 

SPECIAL NOTICE — Spalding "Dri-Foot" 
used on uppers and soles adds greatly to 
wear of foot ball shoes. . . Can, 10 cents. 

The prices printed in italics opposite items 
marked uith -pc uill be quoted only on orders 
for one-hal^ dozen or more ot one time. 
Quantity prices NOT aUou-ed on items NOT 
marked with -k 





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Spalding "Soccer" Shirts 

No. V. Good quality medium weiglit cotton, full sleeves. Striped alternately; also in 
plain solid colors. Special order only. Not carried in stock. E.a.,$1.75^ SJ8.90 Dos, 

No. VL. Same as No. V, except lace front " 2.00^ 21.60 " 

No. D. Good quality medium weight cotton, full sleeves. Sash across front and 

back. Special order only. Not carried stock. 

No. D2. 


No. D3. 


Each, $1.75 * S2S.90 Doz. 

Same as No. D, but two stripes across 

Special order only. No carried in stock. 

Each, $1.75 * n8.90 Doz. 

Same as No. D, but three stripes across 

Special order only. Not carried in stock. 

Each, $2.00 i^ $21,60 Doz, 

No. 6FS. Sanitary cotton, with 6-inch stripe around 

chest. Special order only. Not carried in stock. 

Each, 75c. -^ $8.10 Doz. 

No. 4. Flannel Soccer Shirt. Good quality flannel. 

Either button or laced front. Great variety of 

colors. Samples of colors of flannels sent on 

application. . . Each, $2.00 i^ $21.60 Doz. 

COLORS : The following comprise regular colors supplied in Nos. V, VL, D and 6FS Shirts* 
Gray White Cardinal Dark Green Yellow 

Orange Maroon Navy Blue Irish Green Seal Brown 

Black Scarlet Royal Blue Purple Old Gold 


Spalding Flannel Knickerbockers 

Special laced back and fly front. Samples of colors of 
flannel sent on application. 

No. 3A. Fine quality flannel. Unpadded. Great 
variety of colors. . Pair, $2.50 * $27.00 Doz. 

No. F. Good quality Gray or Navy Blue flannel. 
Unpadded Pair, $2.50 * $27.00 Doz. 

No. 4A. Good quality flannel. Unpadded. Assort- 
ment of colors. . . Pair, $2.00 * $21.60 Doz. 

No. 5A. Flannel ; well made ; unpadded. Assort- 
ment of colors. . . Pair, $1.50 * $16.20 Doz. 

No. 4. White, Black or Gray silesia; fly front; laced. 
Pair, 50c. * $5.40 Doz. 

The prices printed in italics opposite items marked with if will be quoted only on )rdersfor one- 
half dozen or more. Quantity prices NOT allowed on items NOT marked with if 






1>R1CES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Fat CuudUa price* •« .pedal CabodimD Culoga* 

standard Quality 

An article that is universally given the appellation "Standard" is thereby 
conceded to be the criterion, to which are compared all other things of a similar 
nature. For instance, the Gold Dollar of the United States is the Standard unit 
of currency, because it must legally contain a specific pioportion of pure gold 
and the fact of its being Genuine is guaranteed bj' the Government Stamp 
thereon. As a protection to the users of this currency against counterfeiting and 
other tricks, considerable money is expended in maintaining a Secret Service 
Bureau of Elxperts. Under the law, citizen manufacturers must depend to a 
great extent upon Trade-Marks and similar devices to protect themselves against 
counterfeit products — without the aid of "Government Detectives" or "Public 
Opinion" to aissist them. 

Consequently the "Consumer's Protection" against misrepresentation and 
"inferior quality" rests entirely upon the integrity and responsibility of the 
" Manufacturer." 

A. G. Spalding & Bros, have, by their rigorous attention to "Qyality,' for 
forty years, caused their Trade-Mark to become known throughout the 
world as a Guarantee of Qyality as dependable in their field as the U. S. 
Currency is in its field. 

The necessity of upholding the Guarantee of the Spalding Trade-Mark ano 
maintaining the Standard Qyality of their Athletic Goods, is therefore, as obvi 
ous as is the necessity of the Government in maintaining a Standard Currency 

Thus each consumer is not only insuring himself but also protecting othe. 
consumers w^hen he assists a Reliable Manufacturer in upholclng his Trade- 
Mark and all that it stands for. Therefore, we urge all users of our Athletic 
Goods to assist us in maintaining the Spalding Standard of Excclence, by 
insisting that our Trade-Mark be plainly stamped on all athletic goods which 
they buy, because without this precaution our best efforts towards maintaining 
Standard Qyality and preventing fraudulent substitution will be ineffectual. 

Memufacturers of Standard Articles invariably suffer the reputation of being 
high-priced, and this sentiment is fostered and emphasized by makers of 
"inferior goods," with v^rhom low prices are the main consideration. 

A manufacturer of recognized Standard Goods, with a reputation to uphold 
and a guarantee to protect must necessarily have higher prices than a manufac- 
turer of cheap goods, whose idea of and basis of a claim for Standard Qyality 
depends principally upon the eloquence of the salesman. 

We know from experience that there is no quicksand more unstable than 
poverty in quality — and we avoid this quicksand by Standard Qyality. 

t:^.<^ Ph<^,^^. 

A separate book covers every Athletic Sport 
and is Official and Standard 



ST. LOUIS. 1904 

PARIS. 1900 



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